Barack, the comedian

Posted in NYT, TV by Diane on August 9, 2009

homerobamaBarack Obama’s sense of humor sometimes gets him in trouble. But aren’t we glad to have a President who has one? In today’s NYT mag, Matt Bai strains to label Obama’s comedic sensibility as distinctly postmodern and Seinfeldian, born “perhaps” of the same deconstructionist ethos that gave us “The Simpsons” and The Onion. Can’t we just agree he has a fine sense of the absurd?

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