The Obamas sure like to play the game “if I had a son . . .”
In a recent interview with Univision Radio, Michelle Obama implied that things would be different if she was 19-year-old pop star Justin Bieber’s mother.
According to Yahoo News:
“I would pull him close. You know, I don’t know if it would be advice as much as action,” Obama said in a recent interview with Univision Radio host Enrique Santos. “I would be very present in his life right now. And I would be probably with him a good chunk of the time, just there to talk, to figure out what’s going on in his head, to figure out who’s in his life and who’s not, you know.”
Last month a petition calling for the U.S. government to deport Bieber and revoke his green card became national news. After it far exceeded the 100,000 signatures required for an official White House response, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney and State Department officials were asked to comment during regular press briefings.
The petition, found on the White House’s “We the People” website, says: “We the people of the United States feel that we are being wrongly represented in the world of pop culture. We would like to see the dangerous, reckless, destructive, and drug abusing, Justin Bieber deported and his green card revoked.”
The whole brouhaha left many of us wondering why so much attention was being given to an entertainment wild child instead of more important matters like the Benghazi cover-up, IRS targeting, or a national healthcare nightmare, to name a few.
President Obama started playing the “if I had a son” game in March of 2012 when he urged Americans to “do some soul searching” over the racially charged Trayvon Martin murder case.
“If I had a son, he would look like Trayvon,” Obama said during a national press conference.
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