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If things don’t work out for Barack Obama in November, he may have a career on the Hollywood tribute circuit.
His ratings in the entertainment industry have been a little low lately, but he won over a lot of hearts when he delivered a tribute, via video, to a beloved Hollywood elder Betty White at her top-rated 90th birthday celebration, which aired on NBC Monday night.
The president was shown at his desk in the Oval Office writing a congratulatory note that even spoofed one of his opponents’ obsessions: the release of his long-form birth certificate.
He wrote: “Dear Betty, You look so fantastic and full of energy, I can’t believe you’re 90 years old. In fact, I don’t believe it. That’s why I’m writing to ask if you will be willing to produce a copy of your long-form birth certificate. Thanks. Happy birthday, no matter how old you are.”
Obama then carefully placed a framed photo of White on the credenza behind his desk. Next, he put on earphones and started listening (and dancing a bit) to the theme song from The Golden Girls.
The actress and the crowd back in Beverly Hills roared with laughter and applause. If only they were so easy to please in politics.
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