Updated at 10:35 pm ET.
The White House Thursday was officially declared a “Laughingstock” and will be demolished by the Department of Interior within a month, officials said today.
The proximate cause of the declaration was the White House decision to take the presidency to a brand new low, inviting in three absurdly unqualified and generally ridiculous people to interview the president of the United States.
In what the White House no doubt concluded was a brilliant stunt that would allow President Obama to widely distribute his message unimpeded by tough questions and annoying follow ups, Obama aides enlisted three people who have built a large following on YouTube – that should have disqualified them right there – to grill the president
The first, a young man who wore a tie but forgot his blazer at home, ended his session by thanking the president for Obamacare and asking for his autograph.
The second, a woman with green lipstick, prefaced a question about Cuba by noting Castro had “put the ‘dick’ in ‘dictatorship'” and then went on to accidentally refer to the first lady as “your first wife” before giving Obama sticks of green lipstick for Mrs. Obama and his daughters.
The final interrogator was a woman of 19 who acknowledged she’d never really cared about politics until this very moment, punctuated Obama’s answers with comments like “awesome,” “amazing,” and “I completely agree,” asked him what his favorite super power would be – it’s flying – and wanted to know what he could do to expand internet access . . . in China.
Even Obama seemed at one point to recognize the catastrophe that was unfolding, responding to the 19-year old’s observation that he is “a busy man” by noting, “yes, I am,” with the distinct suggestion that he needed to get going right away.
The three naturally concluded the entire surrealistic episode by taking a group selfie with the president, and then no doubt booted up their iPads and went back into cyberspace where they came from.
Here’s a preview that was filed yesterday by an incredulous Jake Tapper of CNN, who was previously a White House reporter for ABC.
UPDATE: Here’s the rerun. I don’t advise watching, it could cause serious psychological damage. Please, this is my job, I’ve watched it for you. You have to let a professional handle this.