Earlier this week, we compared today's biggest insta-celebs to old Hollywood icons. It was pretty fun. Today on "The View", Obama inspired a follow-up during his lightening round question/answer with the five most powerful women who ever lived, ever.
Here's the starting point: Barack Obama has admitted to having a BlackBerry that only 10 people have the number for. Remind you of anything?
The BlackBerry is to the Red Phone...
The presidential Red Phone, also known as the Moscow-Washington Hotline, was used to instantly connect the commander-in-chief with the world's other major nuclear power in the last century. You couldn't talk into it, dial or even take it into the bathroom. These days, thankfully, black is the new red.
...As Sherri Shepherd is to David Frost
Hard-hitting questions were once hurled at prime ministers and scandal-embroiled prez Richard Nixon by the award-winning British journalist and producer. Now the job has been turned over to the former star of "Less Than Perfect". Shepherd swallowed back vocal trembles when she asked Obama the most hard-hitting question in the interview. Here's a paraphrase: "What about Shirley Sherrod racism what do you think things?".
...Zoloft is to Weed
Joy Behar (love her) facetiously asked if the president was on Zoloft. It was a little aside to the question about dealing with the stress of the job. But smartly, he didn't answer. One thing we all learned from Clinton's "didn't inhale" moment, there's no good way to talk about drug use.
...As Lindsay Lohan is to Jelly Beans
Obama charmingly revealed that he knows about LiLo's jail stint. How? He can't remember. It's just one of those things that his brain absorbed. It was one of those awesome President is Just Like Us moments. Reagan's administration took great pains to let the American people know that he's human because he likes sweet, chewy candy. It was designed to charm the pants off of adults and kids alike, but I prefer the candid acknowledgment of a tabloid star.
Got more? Put 'em in the comments y'all.
[WATCH THE ENTIRE "VIEW" INTERVIEW HERE]
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