78 y/o woman’s answer to all-Obama-all-the-time: Sell her TVs

Posted by: ST on July 30, 2009 at 1:59 pm

Via the Carroll, Iowa Daily Times Herald:

A 78-year-old Carroll woman says she’s so tired of seeing President Barack Obama on the airwaves that she’s selling her television sets – two of them.

Deloris Nissen, a retired nurses’ aide and former Kmart employee who was raised on a farm near Audubon, placed a classified advertisement with The Daily Times Herald for Friday’s paper.

In the $5.50 ad, Nissen tells readers she has two television sets for sale.

The reason: “Obama on every channel and station.”

In an interview Nissen said she is serious about selling two TVs – and genuine about her disgust with what she believes to be an overexposed president.

“I just got tired of watching him on every channel,” Nissen said. “I thought, my gosh, does he ever stay at the White House?”

Nissen, who voted for U.S. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., in the 2008 presidential election, said she could live with seeing Obama come on television to make serious announcements. But he seems to be on all the time, Nissen said.


Nissen’s annoyance with the president as a frequent presence on her television doesn’t mean she’ll abandon the medium altogether.

She’s keeping a bigger flat-screen television and selling an older 20-inch Sony and possibly a 13-inch set.

“It’s too heavy,” Nissen said of the 20-inch TV. “I can’t handle it anymore.”

That said, she doesn’t plan on selling it for less than $100 – even if Obama was just on Tuesday pitching his health-care-reform plans.

Obama’s own advisers and political observers across the ideological spectrum have for months debated whether the now popular president is overexposed.

For her part, Nissen said she expects to take some flack for the advertisement in her local paper. After all, Obama did win Iowa and Carroll County in the 2008 election.

But she’s not worried about any criticism.

“I’m an old lady, and I don’t care,” Nissen said.

LOL – gotta love it! Hey, after seeing the post-“beer summit” reports and pix/video tonight, I just might consider selling two of mine as well …. not the new beauty, though ;)

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7 Responses to “78 y/o woman’s answer to all-Obama-all-the-time: Sell her TVs”


  1. Brontefan says:

    I have to agree with Nissen! I am sick and tired of his non-stop media coverage. Anyone would guess he was a superstar or rock star, instead of the Prez. He is so busy being “ON” that it is annoying and one wonders if he is really doing anything about running the country —or is he merely a figurehead?

  2. Tom TB says:

    I’d keep the TV to watch classic DVDs like “Being There” and “The Distinguished Gentleman”

  3. Joseph Brown says:

    I heard he’s taking a vacation. Great, I need the break myslf.
    But I’m sure we’ll have pics of his muscular body, washboard abs and ….sorry, gag reflex there.