President Obama is the first president in U.S. history to have zero flaws for comedians to mock
It turns out the man is completely unmockable.
We learn this from Jim Downey, the longtime “Saturday Night Live” specialist in political japery. “If I had to describe Obama as a comedy project, I would say, ‘Degree of difficulty, 10 point 10,’” the writer says in the expanded new edition of the “SNL” oral history book, “Live from New York.”
“It’s like being a rock climber looking up at a thousand-foot-high face of solid obsidian, polished and oiled,” Downey says. “There’s not a single thing to grab onto — certainly not a flaw or hook that you can caricature. [Al] Gore had these ‘handles,’ so did Bush, and Sarah Palin, and even Hillary had them. But with Obama, it was the phenomenon — less about him and more about the effect he had on other people and the way he changed their behavior. So that’s the way I wrote him.”
Ummm, OK. Sure.
OR … here’s a thought … maybe the entertainment world is littered with lefty partisan hacks who are too cloistered in their self-reinforcing bubbles to even recognize, much less admit to themselves, who they really are.
That, too, would explain it. Besides the whole “Obama has no flaws” thing.
Too close to call!