Gretchen Carlson: Being President Is Just Like Hosting “Fox & Friends”

During yesterday’s discussion on Fox and Friends about the McChrystal story, Gretchen Carlson made what may well be the most bizarre analogy ever: (Begins at 2:17)

“This is what being president of the United States is all about. It’s these tough, huge monumental decisions. It’s not about how you run a campaign. It’s not about whether or not you’re popular. It’s not about whether or not you’re a celebrity, good looking, tall or short. It’s in the time of crisis making these executive decisions

It’s just like our job– from a day-to-day basis, a lot of times where there’s big breaking news, we just sort of roll along. But what’s the role of an anchor during huge breaking news? Remember growing up? You tune to the television, and during that one moment during the year, they would have to carry a story all alone. It’s the same thing as being the President of the United States.”

Ummmm, no Gretchen, it’s not.

FILED UNDER: Barack Obama, Politicians, Quick Takes, US Politics
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Comments

  1. G.A.Phillips says:

    But I could watch her say silly things 24/7, Obama not so much.

    Why does this even matter?

    I would give my left hand to have her running this country instead of Present Obama.

  2. John P. (Tupelo) says:

    @G.A. – re: your points

    1. kind of creepy

    2. if the title of the article doesn’t answer this question for you, no amount of explanation from someone else will help

    3. I hope you are not left handed, see point #1

  3. An Interested Party says:

    This tells you everything you need to know about these comedians…

  4. G.A.Phillips says:

    ***1. kind of creepy***

    So you would rather watch that grining chuckle head 24/7 then Gretchen Carlson, talk about creepy.

    ***2. if the title of the article doesn’t answer this question for you, no amount of explanation from someone else will help***

    I assumed he ment Obama being President , if so that would make the title spot on.

    ***3. I hope you are not left handed, see point #1***

    Of course I’m left handed, crap isn’t funny, unless it’s true.