Krauthammer On Michelle At The Oscars: "The Obamas Are Everywhere"
BILL O'REILLY, HOST: There comes Jack Nicholson, who looked a little unsteady. On Monday nights, that happens to Jack occasionally. And he throws it to Michelle Obama. Now, last night we said we have nothing against the First Lady, in fact, I like her and I think she has done good work in the public service with the weight and the exercise and all of that. But this was a very slick piece of propaganda, you u see the military people in the background orchestrated by Harvey Weinstein, a fanatical Obama supporter. All of this playing to the Obama's strength. Was there anything wrong with this in a general sense, not ideological political sense, in a general sense?
CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: I wasn't disturbed ideologically. The problem I have is their ubiquity. You know, the Obamas are everywhere, apart from the president giving a rally and a televised speech every other day, you know, he's at the Super Bowl, he's at the Carrier Classic, the basketball game on a aircraft carrier. You know, he does his brackets for the NCAA on live television, and now you get Michelle at the Oscars. Is there nowhere where we can be in the absence, even a temporary absence of this couple? And that's perhaps why you get an increase in scuba diving in the country, it's one place where you feel safe.
O'REILLY: There is a place that you cannot see them and that would be on -- no, I'm not going to say it. For once in my life, I pulled back.
KRAUTHAMMER: It's a good thing you did. The one place you won't see him is on Capitol Hill negotiating with the Republicans as a way to save our budget. That's the one place he is not. (O'Reilly Factor, February 26, 2013)