Yeah, you read that right.
President Obama is in the White House family theater watching a four-hour documentary about the presidents’ chiefs of staff. He started at 5:20 pm ET, so assuming he’s watching the whole thing, he’s about halfway through as I write this.
I mean, my God. I couldn’t sit through a four hour documentary about myself.
At least the film, “The Presidents’ Gatekeepers,” concerns something related to his work. I’m willing to bet lots of the former chiefs of staff have shown up at the White House to watch it with him. Some of them are quite old and may be dead before the screening is over. I imagine it will be difficult for Obama to excuse himself and leave them to sit through this on their own.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the producers of this monstrosity shot 70 hours of interviews and “whittled” it down to four hours. Sounds like this was put together by a bunch of pack rats.
Anyway, among those interviewed are Rahm – of course – Dick Cheney, who was chief of staff to Gerald Ford, and Leon Panetta, who served as Bill Clinton’s chief of staff