From Pine View Farm

On False Dignificationizing 2

Matthew Paris is on the BBC on Marconi’s Magic Box telling me that it is demeaning for a Head of State to go on a television “chat” show.

I don’t care one way or the other whether Mr. Obama went on Jay Leno’s show, but I do think one of the problems in our society is the tendency to act as if leaders, whether in business, politics, or other realms, are gods.



  1. Karen

    March 20, 2009 at 11:09 am

    I think it was a good thing. After so many years of presidents acting like they are above everyone else, it keeps him looking human. Maybe that’s why he did it. Besides, it not like he was on there acting like a fool.

    (NO, I wasn’t up to watch it, it’s past my bedtime.) The news had clips of it.

  2. Frank

    March 20, 2009 at 11:43 am

    It is certainly one way to try to fight against the White House security bubble.