Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Barack Obama: Baby Whisperer


Video Description: President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama greet a bunch of white people in one of the White House gardens. A baby being held by M. Obama is SCREAMCRYING! unhappily. "Ohhhh, you okay, baby?" B. Obama asks, in a very hilarious way. As if to say no, the baby continues to screamcry miserably, coming to a horrible crescendo. "Oh, no! Oh NO!" B. Obama says, and he and M. Obama laugh, as do the baby's mom et. al. "She's just like OHHHHH!" says B. Obama, throwing his head back. "She's a big supporter; I don't know why she's crying!" jokes the baby's mom. Laughter. "Can I get a quick picture? I'm sorry," she says. M. Obama hands the baby to B. Obama. "Come on, baby," says B. Obama, as her mom coos. "Come on." Immediately, the baby stops crying. M. Obama looks at B. Obama gape-mouthed with mock awe as everyone laughs. B. Obama bounces the baby and gives a duck-faced look of (faux) smug satisfaction, which might fairly be interpreted as, "Mm-hmm. President's got MAGIC, ladies."

If I liked Obama's presidency as much as I liked this video, I would like his presidency A LOT.

[Via Kelly.]