Bill Clinton was surprised that the country wasn’t ready to accept the idea of homosexuals in the military, which got his first term off to a miserable start.
[Ooops. I should never use Bill and got off in the same sentence.]
John Kerry was surprised by how he was viciously swift boated. I was surprised that he didn’t hit back hard, harder and hardest, and that he didn’t demand a full recount of Ohio’s and Florida’s vote counts. I think that surprised and pissed off John Edwards, too.
Now Barack Obama is surprised that his kids were a boffo success with their Access Hollywood interview.
He told NBC’s Today Show that is was a mistake and will never happen again, but never explained why it was a mistake.
The interview revealed a happy, loving family that’s blessed with good humor and cheer, and that these busy parents did a far better job of raising their two daughters than Nancy and Ronnie, George and Barbara or George and Laura ever did with their kids.
The success they’ve achieved in parenting so far is like that of Bill and Hillary’s raising of Chelsea or Jackie’s raising Caroline and John, Jr. alone.
A logical guess is that the second the interview was over the Obamas were hit with hundreds of phone calls from the media complaining that they weren’t given interviews and requests for interviews.
No real surprise there.
The Obamas immediately realized that their first plan to shield their children from the press as all those before them have done, is the right course to take.
Envy, thy name is the press, as is the ridiculously stupid reaction like that of CNN’s Anderson Cooper, who whined about the softball interview by Access Hollywood, and also questioned why they got the interview.
Gotta hand it to old Coop to come up with a no-brainer, stupid surprise, reeking with envy.
Anderson, unless you’ve lost all sense of perspective, they’re children, you idiot. And young children at that.
What the hell did you want Access Hollywood to do? Strap them to a chair, shine a bright light in their eyes and demand that they spill their guts?
Perhaps you have preferred they has been asked questions like these:
How often do mom and dad fight?