Obama Celeb Wish-List: Most Powerful Man in World Sends Birthday Greeting to Sitcom Star

President Barack Obama inherited a mess, or so we’re endlessly told by Obama’s celebrity backers.

But the Commander in Chief apparently has enough time between fixing the economy, managing the war in Afghanistan and dealing with a near-nuclear Iran to send personal birthday greetings to a sitcom actress.


Obama fired off his best birthday cheer Jan. 9 to Zooey Deschanel, the adorable star of Fox’s “New Girl” sitcom.

Michelle and I send our warmest wishes for a happy birthday … I hope your day is filled with love and laughter, and I wish you all the best for good health and happiness in the year ahead.

Sadly, Deschanel didn’t make the cut when it came time to crafting the president’s celebrity “surrogates” list, even though lesser lights such as Laura Breckenridge, Reagan Gomez and Eric Christian Olsen (“Dumb and Dumberer”) made the grade.

Deschanel is a star on the rise, no doubt. Perhaps this birthday missive will catapult her to not only greater fame but a higher rank on the president’s 2012 re-election campaign.

Deschanel Birthday Obama

Mr. President, have you see Deschanel’s duet with Will Ferrell in “Elf?” She deserves to be on your A-list.

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