Two mega-celebrities with Jesus complexes coming together in honor of the actual Jesus. Perfect. All they need now is a cameo from Bono and the circle will be complete.
On the upside: At least it’s not a “holiday” special.
The queen of daytime will interview the president of the country during an ABC holiday special that brings together Oprah Winfrey and Barack Obama.
The network has announced “Christmas at the White House: An Oprah Primetime Special,” which includes an interview with the president, a conversation with the First Couple and tour of the White House.
The special marks the first time Winfrey has interviewed Obama since he took office. “Christmas at the White House” will air Sunday, Dec. 13, at 10 p.m.
I’m pretty sure this is unprecedented if only because everything The One does is “unprecedented,” including the stuff for which there’s lots and lots of precedent. For example, did you know that he’s America’s first “Pacific president,” if you don’t count the 14 or so other guys who might reasonably lay claim to that title? More from Politico:
But by applying the “unprecedented” label to a so many scenarios in government — from transparency to efforts to reduce the environmental impact of mountaintop coal mining — the Obama administration risks outsize expectations and overhype.
“It comes close to a certain arrogance,” Hughes said, “as if this president has done things that no other president has ever done before — except that they have done them before.”
In fairness, there are some things he’s done that no other president has done before. Like, say, this. Exit question: How about a presidential Christmas-special duet of “The Little Drummer Boy” with Bono, a la Crosby and Bowie? That would be unprecedented — and awesome.