Saturday, February 12, 2011
President Pootie Tang’s obsession with Saint Reagan isn’t new.
According to a nauseating anecdote reported by NPR at outgoing White House press secretary Robert Gibbs’ farewell press conference, Pootie Tang referred to himself as “The Gipper,” as early as 2004.
Recounting how he ended up wearing Gibbs’ tie at the 2004 Democratic Convention:
[Gibbs] “was willing to take one for the Gipper, and so he took off his tie, and I put it on. And that’s the tie that I wore at the national convention.”
For me, it speaks volumes about Pootie Tang’s character that he would try to model himself after Ronald Reagan and not one of the great Democratic presidents like John F. Kennedy or Franklin D. Roosevelt.