Portrait of a juvenile President of the United States

Screen-cap via The Drudge Report:

No grown-ups in this White House.

The quote comes from a hard-hitting interview the President recently had with … Rolling Stone magazine. Politico writes:

President Obama sat for an interview with Rolling Stone for next month’s issue and Playbook has the first look at the story by Douglas Brinkley:

“We arrived at the Oval Office for our 45-minute interview … on the morning of October 11th. … As we left the Oval Office, executive editor Eric Bates told Obama that he had asked his six-year-old if there was anything she wanted him to say to the president. … [S]he said, ‘Tell him: You can do it.’ Obama grinned. … ‘You know, kids have good instincts,’ Obama offered. ‘They look at the other guy and say, “Well, that’s a bullsh—er, I can tell.”’”

You know what? I know a POTUS has to deal with a lot of stress and has to blow off steam, and sometimes cursing is a part of that, but – dang it – Presidents are role models for kids and language like this should be left behind closed doors.   It’d be one thing if this was an unintentional hot mic moment or if he were speaking out of frustration and in the heat of the moment cursed, but it’s not. He said this knowing it had the potential for being published, knowing that teenagers read this unabashedly left wing magazine.

And anyone who thinks I’m being fuddy dud about this, think about other things Presidents in modern history make sure they don’t do in public: smoke, get drunk, become overly affectionate with their spouses, be seen in revealing clothing, etc. There are things you just shouldn’t do in public when you’re in a position of great influence like the leader of the free world is and, frankly, you need to act like a bleeping adult and not some college frat dude.  Such a high office commands more dignity and respect this President sometimes takes for granted.

Related to this, I thought this tweet from my friend @sleepdoctorjoe was spot on:

God, I can’t wait til adults take over the White House again – whether it’s after next month’s election or in 2016.  This guy and his gooftastic second in command have got to go.

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