Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Their Inner Rapper

Kanye West may find himself with some strange allies in the next day or so.

During a CNBC interview on Monday, President Obama called Kanye West a “jackass” regarding his behavior at the MTV Video Music Awards.


Obama’s colorful remark was actually made in an off-the-record portion of the interview that was tweeted — and then deleted — by ABC News reporter Terry Moran.

“Pres. Obama just called Kanye West a ‘jackass’ for his outburst at VMAs when Taylor Swift won. Now THAT’S presidential,” Moran wrote.

Mr. Moran deleted the tweet because the comment by the president was supposed to be off the record (even though everyone should know that nothing he says will be treated that way). Nevertheless, I wouldn’t be at all surprised to see folks from the GOP and the right wing, who wouldn’t know Kanye West from a load of hay (and wouldn’t associate themselves with him if they did), come to his defense and chastise the president for his uncharitable comment about the distraught and misunderstood Mr. West.