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Scheduling Problems

Filed under: Obama — DRJ @ 7:10 pm

[Guest post by DRJ]

Fans of the TV series LOST are rejoicing tonight because the White House confirmed it would not schedule President Obama’s first State of the Union address on February 2, the night LOST’s last season debuts on ABC:

“Fans of ABC’s “Lost” can breathe a sigh of relief.

The millions of viewers eagerly waiting to see what happened to Juliet, Jack, and the Swan station at the end of last season’s cliff-hanger no longer have to worry that the answers to their questions will be delayed because of President Obama’s first State of the Union address.

President Obama will not pre-empt the premiere of the show’s final season, set to air on Tuesday Feb. 2, the White House said today.”

Last year at this time, I suspect some of these LOST fans were equally dedicated Obama fans who would have protested as much if an Obama appearance were in jeopardy instead of a LOST episode. I guess that’s the risk politicians and all celebrities take if their popularity is based largely on emotion or passion.

Speaking of passion, Rasmussen’s passion index has Obama at minus 14 and his approval/disapproval rating at minus 8.


14 Responses to “Scheduling Problems”

  1. Since I wouldn’t watch either of them if I were chained to the TV set, this is not a problem for me.

    Mike K (2cf494)

  2. And here I thought Obama was against torture.

    Audacity (2fd5ad)

  3. Bread & Circus’!

    AD - RtR/OS! (946807)

  4. AD – We’re waiting for the bread. We’ve been watching the circus for almost a year.

    daleyrocks (718861)

  5. well, since he is the “Won” its only reasonable that he not be associated with a show called “Lost’.

    that’s why his SOTU address will be in the time slot usually occupied by the show “Fail”.

    redc1c4 (fb8750)

  6. with the end of the Bush tax cuts, the return of the death tax, cap & trade and Cadillac taxes on your health care, you’re not going to have any bread, and neither will anyone else….

    all the bucks are going to be stopping in the Oval Office with Barney Fife.

    redc1c4 (fb8750)

  7. Rasmussen doesn’t meet our rigorous standards like oversampling Democrats by at least five percentage points. – Pinchy Sulzberger

    Phoning it in.

    chaos (9c54c6)

  8. I’m glad the potential conflict was not with “24”. By the way, when will Jack be back?

    MD in Philly (d4668b)

  9. Jan 17th – check your local listings!

    AD - RtR/OS! (946807)

  10. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

    MD in Philly (d4668b)

  11. I loved the first season but lost interest quickly when it became apparent they were going to milk it for every episode possible.

    Patricia (b05e7f)

  12. “That’s Entertainment” in our capitalist world.

    AD - RtR/OS! (946807)

  13. The Obama Show has ended up being like NBC putting Jay Leno on at 10:00 pm.

    Just as there is now talk of moving Leno back to his previous situation, if not giving him the heave-ho, the same needs to be done to the current occupant of the White House.

    Mark (411533)

  14. .

    C’mon, The Big O just didn’t want to confuse fans of the show by thinking they were already watching some surreal part of the show they hadn’t seen before.

    I mean, hey, let’s be fair — When push comes to shove, which one is more likely to seem grounded in reality? The show about people attempting to make their way back to a normal life, or Obama’s endless pursuit of insane policy choices?

    OBloodyhell (7f9daa)

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