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Barbara Walters' Slobbering Interview With Obama: What Super Power Do You Want?

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Barbara Walters, who famously asked Katherine Hepburn what type of tree she was, may have outdone herself in a slobbering interview with Michelle and Barack Obama. In previews of Friday's "20/20" segment, Walters asked the President, "If you were a superhero and you could have one super power, what would it be?" [See video below. MP3 audio here.]

To the First Lady, the journalist posed a question about reincarnation: "If you were to die and come back as a person or a thing, what would you want it to be?" This appeared to be too much for Mrs. Obama, she interrupted, "Oh, God, Barbara." The fawning piece was teased on Friday's "Good Morning America" and Monday's "The View." It included queries on the romantic life of the couple.

[The superhero question was previewed on the December 19th episode of "The View."]

On Friday, Walters enthused, "I'm looking at you. You're holding hands. That's very sweet. How many years married?" She followed up, "And [you] still hold hands."

Walters did insist that there were tough, "serious" questions in the interview, but none were on display Monday or Friday. On GMA, Walters went out of her way to act as a propagandist for the Obama administration. She closed the morning show segment by reading from the President's Christmas message:

BARBARA WALTERS: The President asks that people stay hopeful, that better days are coming, that they have a President who is thinking about them every day. Mrs. Obama says the holidays are a time to reach out to family and friends with an open heart, to find forgiveness where it's needed. And that caring for the health and well-being of children of the next generation for her and for most people, is the most important thing.

Could White House press secretary Jay Carney have done any better?

On Monday's "View," Walters played this clip: "We asked middle school and high school students to throw a few questions. I'd like to read their questions. If you were a super hero and you could have one super power, what would it be?"

The President relayed that he'd like to be able to fly.

A transcript of the December 23 segment, which aired at 8:16am EST, follows:


ROBIN ROBERTS: In their only joint interview of the year, President and Mrs. Obama, sat down with our Barbara Walters for a 20/20 that you can see tonight at 10pm eastern time here on ABC. And it's one of the first couple's most revealing and truly warm interviews yet. And Barbara's going to give us a little bit of a sneak peek here.

BARBARA WALTERS: First of all, happy holidays and a wonderful year ahead, my dear Robin.

ROBERTS: To you as well. I'm looking forward to it. You are wonderful.

WALTERS: Thank you, Darling. So, I've interviewed the Obamas now for three years in a row. It's almost a tradition, at least for me. And it's very rare that they sit down together. And they're quite different when they do. What I did this time, in addition to serious questions, was borrow from Vanity Fair's questionnaire, you know where they ask personal things. And, as you can see, they're somewhat different when they're together. Okay?

ROBERTS: Okay.

WALTERS: When I interviewed you after the 2008 election, you said, about the First Lady, she is my reality check. She knocks me down a few pegs. Mrs. Obama, how does one knock down the President a few pegs?

MICHELLE OBAMA: No one knocks him down.

WALTERS: Ah.

MICHELLE OBAMA: But I tease him a lot.

WALTERS: About what?

MICHELLE OBAMA: Any and everything.

BARACK OBAMA: My ears.

WALTERS: Oh, you don't like his ears?

MICHELLE OBAMA: Oh, yeah. His dancing. His singing.

BARACK OBAMA: My dancing. My singing.

MICHELLE OBAMA: He's fun to tease. The girls love to do it, too.

BARACK OBAMA: I'm basically the straight man from the Obama family.

WALTERS: What's the trait you most deplore in yourself and the trait you most deplore in others?

BARACK OBAMA: Laziness.

WALTERS: You're lazy?

BARACK OBAMA: You know, it's interesting. There is a deep down, underneath all of the work I do, I think there's a laziness in me. I mean, it's probably from growing up in Hawaii. It's sunny outside, sitting on the beach.

WALTERS: Sounds good to me.

BARACK OBAMA: Right. And the thing, actually, that I most dislike is cruelty. I can't stand cruel people.

MICHELLE OBAMA: I would say when people are unwilling to compromise. And I don't like it when I see that in myself.

WALTERS: If you were to die and come back as a person-

MICHELLE OBAMA: Oh, God, Barbara.

WALTERS: Wait, wait, wait. Well, it's going to happen. If you were to die and come back as a person or a thing, what would you want it to be?

MICHELLE OBAMA: I know what it is.

WALTERS: What?

MICHELLE OBAMA: I would want to be Bo.

WALTERS: I knew you were going to say that.

MICHELLE OBAMA: How did you know that?

WALTERS: 'Cause I know you adore Bo and because he's so cute.

MICHELLE OBAMA: He has got a great life.

WALTERS: Okay, you want to come back as Bo. You want to come back as your own dog.

MICHELLE OBAMA: He has got it good. And only Bo. Not a dog. But Bo.

WALTERS: Because he has got the best life.

MICHELLE OBAMA: Oh, God. He's got it good.

WALTERS: What would you like to be?

BARACK OBAMA: People do love Bo.

MICHELLE OBAMA: Oh, my goodness.

WALTERS: I'm looking at you. You're holding hands. That's very sweet. How many years married?

BARACK OBAMA: 20 next year.

MICHELLE OBAMA: Right. Well done.

WALTERS: And still hold hands?

BARACK OBAMA: Absolutely.

MICHELLE OBAMA: Yeah. He's very affectionate.

WALTERS: Bo is everywhere in the White House. I've never seen it more beautifully decorated. And it's for gold star- on the trees and everything. It's for gold star parents who have lost a loved one in the war and blue star, where they have children still serving. But wherever you look, there are pictures and statues and felts and candy. All Bo. Bo, Bo, Bo.

ROBERTS: Even the President took Bo shopping.

WALTERS: Exactly. That's the luckiest, happiest dog.

ROBERTS: It's a lucky dog. So, you did this interview right before they left for Hawaii.

WALTERS: Well, they were all supposed to go together. And then, of course, the President had to stay here. But, when Mrs. Obama talked about compromise, she doesn't like people who don't compromise, there was a little something in there. And of course, a compromise has now been made.

ROBERTS: And you asked them about their holiday wish. Their message to-

WALTERS: Their message. Well, let me read it to you.

ROBERTS: Okay.

WALTERS: They were each quite different. You know, he's speaking as the President. And she's speaking as the First Lady. So, let me find it. [Walters' earring falls off.] Whoops. I just lost an earring, but that doesn't matter. The President asks that people stay hopeful, that better days are coming, that they have a President who is thinking about them every day. Mrs. Obama says the holidays are a time to reach out to family and friends with an open heart, to find forgiveness where it's needed. And that caring for the health and well-being of children of the next generation for her and for most people, is the most important thing.

ROBERTS: That is wonderful.

WALTERS: So, it was lovely spending Christmas at the White House.

ROBERTS: You're starting a look here with the one earring. You're so hip.

WALTERS: I'll just sit like this for the rest of the-

ROBERTS: But, that's how the kids are wearing it today. Just the one earring.

WALTERS: You mean, I'm finally with it?

ROBERTS: You've always been with it. Barbara, bless you, thank you and we will be watching tonight.

Comments

#1 Dear Barbara

It's hard enough to understand you with that accent; don't make it worse by trying to speak while your lips are firmly pressed to the Butt of the United States (BOTUS).

#2 embarrassing

Walters is becoming a parody of herself.

#3 Huh? What?

You mean that WASN'T a skit from SNL???

#4 Intriguing.

She has something of a speech impediment, she's not particularly attractive, and she asks stupid questions. How then, is she a famous interviewer?

#5 Maybe because she kisses

Maybe because she kisses democrat butt and skewers republicans.

When asked if he went to war with Iraq  to derail the impeachment vote:  “I don’t think any serious person would believe that any President would do such a thing." - President Clinton (Dec 1998).

#6 His Recycled Message

"The President asks that people stay hopeful, that better days are coming."

Have a Hopey Changey Christmas!

And I do hope you die and come back as your stupid dog. Have another cigarette. And another. Don't stop now!

#7 I read this pathetic pap

I read this pathetic pap piece yesterday, and I swear I felt like vomiting!!! And I was juxtaposing some of their answers against the way they conduct themselves, and it was rather interesting - in a sick sort of way.

#8 Lazy Ass

I loved the part where he confessed that "deep down" he's lazy. Oh, like we didn't know!

#9 Yeah, we'll be happy, and hope for change,,

In Nov 2012, when Happy Days will be here again, I hope,,for change!

They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety. BEN FRANKLIN

#10 "If you could have one superpower, what would it be??"

"Oh, um, er, you mean in addition to the ones I already have?"

"Yes, Mr. President!!"

"Yes, er, well, I, um, guess it would be flight.  Yes, flight would be helpful.  In addition to the superpowers I already have.  Would you like to see my super-suit?  Let me just... Honey, where is my super-suit?"

"What?"

"Where.  Is.  My.  Super-suit?"

"I, um, put it away!"

"Where?!?"

"Why do you need to know?"

"Barbara Walters needs to see it!  It's for the greater good!"

"'Greater good?' I am your wife!  I'm the greatest good you are ever gonna get!"

"Ah, well, then... Next question, Barbara."

--Mike

#11 A Benedict Arnold, Kiss the ring Bow boy squeeze toy.

Like Clinton only better.

Secret give-away plan....

NUKE SCIENTIST EXCHANGE PLANNED

Critics say the plan is similar to an exchange program in the 1990s that sent U.S. nuclear scientists to China and produced one of the worst cases of nuclear espionage. Secrets about every deployed warhead in the U.S. arsenal were compromised, including the W-88 small nuclear warhead deployed on submarine-launched missiles.

#12 Hey no ka oi, you were asking

Hey no ka oi, you were asking me yesterday about Haena.........it's pretty much the same, except more people live out there now, and it's still a tight scene out there, with the narrow roads and the one-lane bridges. They are fixing the windey cliff road on the way out there right now, because it was really deteriorating. I've done a couple jobs out there this year - I was driving out there on one job for about 5 weeks in a row. It's still a beautiful place to visit - I wouldn't want to live out there, however. I'm sure it looked like World War Three after the hurricane - as did the rest of the island.

Yeah, I saw that scientist exchange last night...........which was kind of ironic, because I had just made some snide quip about Boy Barry sending scientists and technology to North Korea to help them recover from the loss of their Dear Leader - a gift from our Ear Leader - and it was just totally off-the -cuff from my little peabrain............and then later on I read the news and see that something similiar is actually going to happen!!!

Well, libs ARE predictable, and they will ALWAYS make the same mistakes over and over again..............although, to them, they aren't 'mistakes' - they're 'recalibrations'!!!

Mele Kalikimaka!!!

#13 Killa, Thanks for the update

On Haena It was the only town that was in the lee of the hurricane. So the damage there wasn't as bad... I will never forget that green Island was brown because all the leaves on all the trees and bushes were blown away.

Yea democrats keep repeating er recycling the same evil.

I hope the trades keep blowing hard and brings lots of rain until berry flies away. Caught the news and they said Close to 2 dozen folks waved him as he motor cadded   to Kailua

Entitlement vacationer..

#14 Lazy Chief Executive

WALTERS: ". . .   Mrs. Obama, how does one knock down the President a few pegs?

Hide his cigarettes until he pleads for mercy?

MICHELLE OBAMA: "No one knocks him down."

Don't you read the papers, or watch SNL?

 MICHELLE OBAMA: He's fun to tease. The girls love to do it, too.?

BARACK OBAMA: I'm basically the straight man from the Obama family.

Unfortunately, we're all in on the joke, and we can't escape it until January 2013 at the earliest.

WALTERS: What's the trait you most deplore in yourself and the trait you most deplore in others?

BARACK OBAMA: Laziness

While that's not as interesting as Anthony Weiner's sexting urges, it does tell us a lot about his lack of management style.  

WALTERS: You're lazy?

BARACK OBAMA: You know, it's interesting. There is a deep down, underneath all of the work I do, I think there's a laziness in me.

It ain't that "deep down."  We're aware of Obama's  daily regimen as compared to, say, Bush-43's.  We see it in Obama's products.  He's not engaged enough to ask the right questions, which is what an executive needs to be able to do.  Just ask former Senator/Governor Jon Corzine (D-NJ), who as CEO of the bankrupt MF Global testified on the Hill that he has no idea where $1/2 billion in client funds disappeared to.

If I were the DNC, Obama's admission would worry me.  The GOP is bound to use it in their ads.  We have a President who rhetorically and frequently declared that he wasn't going to stop working hard for the American people, now admitting that he's lazy.

Ask the Democrats if a lazy executive deserves re-election.  

 

 

#15 GMTA, Gal....

I was waiting for an OT today to bring up that quip about laziness.

The most vacation-taking, golf-playing, unengaged, phone-it-in  president ever, talking about laziness?

I HOPE the Republicans use it!!

#16 Obama's going to have to take a lot of strokes . . .

. . . off his golf game if he's going to beat the late Kim Chong Il's accomplishments on the links.

#17 Yeah, I figured out how they

Yeah, I figured out how they could say that L'il Kim got so many holes-in-one....................they only counted the stroke that he used to bury the putt.

#18 Considering Kim's physical stature . . .

. . . it must've been a miniature golf course.

#19 And I take some offense at

And I take some offense at this poser punk blaming his purported laziness (I think he REALLY had to squeeze that line out) to growing up over here - you know, 'the beach'??? Hey, Barry, you haven't been here in a long long time, and you weren't here that long to begin with, and I know a helluva lotta people here who AREN'T lazy, and have had to work their okoles off even harder to survive since YOU took office!!!

I'll tell ya, Gal - every one of these pathetic pair's answers can be turned right around and shoved in their faces - because they exhibit so many of the tendancies that they seem to want to affix to other people.

Like I said before, this knee-pad slobberfest makes me want to puke..................and personally, if I sat down for an 'interview' and some idiot (and Bawbwa Wahlters IS an idiot) started asking me stooooooooopid questions like this, I'd either get up and leave, or tell them to grow up.

#20 I'm sure you know, it's

I'm sure you know, it's called "projection."

every one of these pathetic pair's answers can be turned right around and shoved in their faces - because they exhibit so many of the tendancies that they seem to want to affix to other people.

And why on earth would Obama want to answer real, substantive questions?

#21 Obama's daily work schedule

I wish I had the transcript, but the other day, Mark Levin's fill-host, Inga Barks, compared the daily work schedule for both Pres. Reagan in 1988 and Pres. Obama in 2011 on December, 21. Essentially, Reagan did three times as much before lunch as Obama did the entire day. Then Reagan had more meetings in the afternoon.

#22 Point very much taken. Still...

Not to nit-pick...I wonder if there was an uptick in Reagan's schedule on 21 December 1988 at some point?  PanAm Flight 103 went down over Lockerbie that day. 

"CONSUMED DEMOCRACY RETURNS A SOCIALIST REGIME" - Slayer, "Fictional Reality", from Divine Intervention (1994)

#23 There's no need to nit-pick

There's no need to nit-pick about any uptick on the schedule of the petulant prick................he gets a big kick out of the non-stop boot lick that feeds his ego real quick, so he can continue the usual schtick and turn the trick............which makes me real sick, but I'm just a common hick who'll never be the first pick!!!

#24 Remember journalism, professionalism, anything?

Babs, Babs, Babs--what happened?

 

 

#25 I'm wondering if this pansy

I'm wondering if this pansy ever sits like a man.............every time I see him, his got his legs crossed like a woman,and he does it better than most women I've seen..........this whole sham is sickening, and all three of the participants (Walters, Boy Barry, and Mooooooooooochie) are sick people.

#26 Uncrossed Legs

And if his legs aren't crossed, HIS FEET ARE UP ON THE OVAL OFFICE DESK!

#27 miss.....you mean like this?

http://pumasunleashed.files.wordpress.com/2009/06/obama-feet.jpg

"A nation can suffer it's fool's, but cannot survive the traitor"

Cicero

#28 Well, this is just the priceless Treaty Table in the historic

Treaty Room, but still...

And what kind of shoes is George wearing by the way? Check out the souls.

[Scroll down to last picture in series.]

Jer

#29 The D.U. jer? Really?

Trying to one up me?.......as you say......"Well they do it too", as an insult to us?? Well!??. Tsk, tsk, tsk, jer...........

"A nation can suffer it's fool's, but cannot survive the traitor"

Cicero

#30 Not only DU, BEGRUNT...

but the pics--or at least some of them--were credited to HuffPo.

Do you think they may have been photoshopped?

;-)

Jer

#31 I did check them out, Jeringo, but the only---

"soul" I recognized, other than Bush 43, was Condoleeza Rice.   :o)

MD

"The credibility of the story is undermined by the selection of sources." - (h/t Jer)

#32 ABC

Anybody remember the HARD HITTING question Diane Sawyer asked Obama is 2008? One stands out. "How are you holding up on the grueling campaign trail?" GAG... They should have been busy vetting the guy instead of GUSHING over him. They used to be watchdogs for the people. Today they are nothing more than LAPDOGS to the Socialists. Did they vett Herman Cain? Hell yes they did... The media is part of the problem in America. Government Schools are the other part.

Scott Trent

#33 ABC

Anybody remember the HARD HITTING question Diane Sawyer asked Obama is 2008? One stands out. "How are you holding up on the grueling campaign trail?" GAG... They should have been busy vetting the guy instead of GUSHING over him. They used to be watchdogs for the people. Today they are nothing more than LAPDOGS to the Socialists. Did they vett Herman Cain? Hell yes they did... The media is part of the problem in America. Government Schools are the other part.

Scott Trent

#34 Wow, such tough, hard hitting questions!

How can he come back from that one, huh? She still thinks he walks on water, literally!

They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety. BEN FRANKLIN

#35 "If you were to die, and come back as a moron..

then what kind of a moron would you be?"

Greggy (Diogenes)

#36 Give it up, BaabWaa

If this doddering old bag had any self-respect she would have retired from public view long ago. She is an embarassment. But that outsized ego needs daily care and feeding.


#37 Barbara Walters

Barbara Walters is absolutely nauseating.

#38 Michelle would like to come back as Bo

because she is already a bitch.

#39 Good one, Singing

Baba Wawa wants to be Obams bitch, but he has the Queen Bitch ahead of her! And no one messes with Aunt Esther!

They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety. BEN FRANKLIN

#40 Y'all might remember Babwa

Y'all might remember Babwa's memoir recounts the story of one of her affairs, with a married congressman, a story she told to convey how free of bigotry her tastes are.

Of course, it came across as genuine as "My best friend in the Army was  . . . "

#41 How about the power to turn CRAP into GOLD?

Cause, so far all we've gotten for our money is crap.

hbnolikeee

#42 Awww, how sweeet, MO and BO

were holding hands. It's not like there was a camera on hand that they knew of and they were posing or anything. /sarc off

And why is it such a freakin' miracle a couple married for 20 years might be holding hands? Typical media, they make something normal and commonplace seem like walking on water because they caught BO doing it.

Proud member of the 53%!

#43 Rad ---

BO & MO have to hold hands now because it is impossible to do so when traveling on different planes to all of their vacation locales.

MD

"The credibility of the story is undermined by the selection of sources." - (h/t Jer)

#45 Another edited interview from Team Obama.

In the original, unedited, version, Barbara Walters asked Obama, "What super power do you want?", and Obama replied, "China".

#46 Walters asked the President,

Walters asked the President, "If you were a superhero and you could have one super power, what would it be?"

Obama:  "Barbara, lets be serious here.  The one I was born with, of course."
 

#47 What got Him elected

And we all know what His super power is...

The HOT, BEAUTIFUL SMILE.  

"CONSUMED DEMOCRACY RETURNS A SOCIALIST REGIME" - Slayer, "Fictional Reality", from Divine Intervention (1994)

#48 Super Power?

Walters played this clip: "We asked middle school and high school students to throw a few questions. I'd like to read their questions. If you were a super hero and you could have one super power, what would it be?"

A Dictator, is his real answer.

g

"Eventually, Socialists run out of other peoples' money...." MARGARET THATCHER

#49 'Slobbering' over BO

What are the ratings for this crapola? How can anyone with an IQ greater than
the temperature in Hawaii abide to waste time with this pap?

#50 Wo wo wo wo wo!!!!! Don't be

Wo wo wo wo wo!!!!! Don't be insulting our weather over here!!! It doesn't get that cold very often!!!

#51 One note super hero?

He'd make himself a 'legal' U.S. immigrant.

#52 I wish he could

Make himself disappear

Seek Truth, Defend Liberty

#53 He's already Professor X

Why wouldn't he want the power of flight? He doesn't need the mind control powers of Professor X. That already works at least half the time.

#54 She DID answer: WALTERS: If

She DID answer:

WALTERS: If you were to die and come back as a person-

MICHELLE OBAMA: Oh, ^^^God^^^, Barbara.

The government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.
Ronald Reagan

#55 Nice catch Amy! They do say

Nice catch Amy! They do say you have to parse a democrat's words very carefully.

When asked if he went to war with Iraq  to derail the impeachment vote:  “I don’t think any serious person would believe that any President would do such a thing." - President Clinton (Dec 1998).

#56 Between 60 Minutes and this drool fest....ugh!

That makes two drool-fest interviews with Ears in the last week or so - ugh! They would never do this kind of interview to Mr. Bush (41 or 43), Mrs. Palin or any Republican, naturally. And to think, this may actually get worse as we reach 2012...

By the way, Merry Christmas, everyone!

#57 Just sad

As Obama and the leftists drive the bus off the bridge, Walters, the inane mouthpiece of the Mainstream Media does everything she can to distract people from the disaster with meaningless absurdities. And so . . . . a great nation is destroyed while the people are distracted with visual and auditory babbles from attending to and rectifying the destruction.

#58 WALTERS: What's the twait you

WALTERS: What's the twait you most depwowa in youwself and the twait you most depwowa in othews?

BARACK OBAMA: Laziness.

Don't the majority of his voters sit at home watching soaps and collecting welfare???   Hey, I guess Obama hates democrats.  Who'da thunk it?

 

 

When asked if he went to war with Iraq  to derail the impeachment vote:  “I don’t think any serious person would believe that any President would do such a thing." - President Clinton (Dec 1998).

#59 "Well, Barbara, I'd like to

"Well, Barbara, I'd like to have the world's super-power, and then apologize for that super-power,tell the world it has been an evil super-power, and commit myself to destroying that super-power from the inside."

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