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(Washington Post)   A closer look at some of the desperate attention whores who camp out for five seconds of facetime with President Obama as he walks down the aisle for his State of the Union address   (washingtonpost.com ) divider line 31
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2013-02-12 11:38:25 AM  
Michelle Bachman practically tongue farking President Bush at the SotU was one of the best moments ever.
 
2013-02-12 12:39:19 PM  
www.biography.com

Pictured: The biggest attention whore at the SotU
 
2013-02-12 12:40:51 PM  
Has Joe the Plumber: Black Friend Edition been given a last minute invite yet?
 
2013-02-12 12:41:55 PM  

Mentat: Michelle Bachman practically tongue farking President Bush at the SotU was one of the best moments ever.


Que? Please tell me there is an animated GIF. We may have a contender to go against "sign language lady" for the title of Best GIF Ever Of All Time.
 
2013-02-12 12:47:32 PM  
"I said, 'Don't forget us in North Carolina!' ... And he would say, 'How could I?'" said Rep. G.K. Butterfield (D-N.C.)

"'Stand by Israel, now,' or 'Stick with Israel, now,'" said Rep. Eliot L. Engel (D-N.Y.)


Good to see them looking out for their constituents.
 
2013-02-12 12:55:57 PM  
Is there going to be a dedicated "Nugent-cam" at this year's SOTU?
 
2013-02-12 01:03:06 PM  

AFKobel: Is there going to be a dedicated "Nugent-cam" at this year's SOTU?


Now THAT'S tv worth watching.
 
2013-02-12 01:03:29 PM  

AFKobel: Is there going to be a dedicated "Nugent-cam" at this year's SOTU?


I'm afraid 'all of them but maybe cspan' will be the answer to that.
 
2013-02-12 01:08:12 PM  
Once, just once, I want to hear him say "San Dimas High School Football Rules" during one of these . . .
 
2013-02-12 01:15:22 PM  
Oh I hope that Nugent can't keep his mouth shut. C-SPAN needs on site commentary.
 
2013-02-12 01:18:03 PM  

Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: Oh I hope that Nugent can't keep his mouth shut. C-SPAN needs on site commentary.


I heard he'll be tweeting live throughout.  I'm hoarding popcorn for this one.
 
2013-02-12 01:21:43 PM  
Probably less than 5 seconds. And I'm not sure the "attention whore" label applies fairly. If I had a position that offered the slight opportunity to shake hands with a President of the United States, I'd do it too. It's the kind of thing you tell your grandkids about.

Ennui isn't even sexy in college kids, subby.
 
2013-02-12 01:36:38 PM  

urbangirl: Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: Oh I hope that Nugent can't keep his mouth shut. C-SPAN needs on site commentary.

I heard he'll be tweeting live throughout.  I'm hoarding popcorn for this one.


I doubt it will be very inspirational; he doesn't strike me as a spur-of-the-moment-wit kind of guy.

"Obama's lying AGAIN."

"Obama's a Kenyan Fascist Socialist."

"OK, poop is coming out."
 
2013-02-12 01:39:18 PM  

ColTomParker: Once, just once, I want to hear him say "San Dimas High School Football Rules" during one of these . . .


Now we have a problem here, we are running out of burrito coverings and stuff...

/err however that speech went.
 
2013-02-12 01:39:33 PM  
"Hello Mr. President. Say, would you like a chocolate covered pretzel?"
 
2013-02-12 01:41:22 PM  

gshepnyc: Probably less than 5 seconds. And I'm not sure the "attention whore" label applies fairly. If I had a position that offered the slight opportunity to shake hands with a President of the United States, I'd do it too. It's the kind of thing you tell your grandkids about.


Exactly.

I have been incredibly lucky in my most recent job.  I have met and talked to the President, the Secstate, general Petraeus, administrator Bolden and a number of other high profile figures.  It was usually only in passing, but actually meeting the person gives you a sense of their humanity.  It has helped me to avoid looking at them as caricatures and instead look at them as people filling billets that are frequently entrenched in controversy.

I learn more from opportunities to meet people who I disagree with than I do from my opportunities to meet people of my own particular ideology.
 
2013-02-12 01:50:10 PM  
The WindowLicker:
I have been incredibly lucky in my most recent job.  I have met and talked to the President, the Secstate, general Petraeus, administrator Bolden and a number of other high profile figures.


are you a hooker?


/kidding
//CSB
 
2013-02-12 01:51:44 PM  

The WindowLicker: gshepnyc: Probably less than 5 seconds. And I'm not sure the "attention whore" label applies fairly. If I had a position that offered the slight opportunity to shake hands with a President of the United States, I'd do it too. It's the kind of thing you tell your grandkids about.

Exactly.

I have been incredibly lucky in my most recent job.  I have met and talked to the President, the Secstate, general Petraeus, administrator Bolden and a number of other high profile figures.  It was usually only in passing, but actually meeting the person gives you a sense of their humanity.  It has helped me to avoid looking at them as caricatures and instead look at them as people filling billets that are frequently entrenched in controversy.

I learn more from opportunities to meet people who I disagree with than I do from my opportunities to meet people of my own particular ideology.


The Official White House Ball Washer.
 
2013-02-12 02:38:19 PM  

RoxtarRyan: Mentat: Michelle Bachman practically tongue farking President Bush at the SotU was one of the best moments ever.

Que? Please tell me there is an animated GIF. We may have a contender to go against "sign language lady" for the title of Best GIF Ever Of All Time.


There was a 'Take My Breath Away' version on YouTube for a while. It was her first moment in the national spotlight, and probably still her finest.
 
2013-02-12 02:39:31 PM  

Saiga410: ColTomParker: Once, just once, I want to hear him say "San Dimas High School Football Rules" during one of these . . .

Now we have a problem here, we are running out of burrito coverings and stuff...

/err however that speech went.



Everything's different, yet the same. Things are more moderner than before, bigger, and yet smaller. It's computers.
 
2013-02-12 02:50:20 PM  

Empty Matchbook: Pictured: The biggest attention whore at the SotU


<TedNugent.jpg>

i260.photobucket.com

"I'm this much bigger!"
 
2013-02-12 03:00:42 PM  

Empty Matchbook: [www.biography.com image 402x402]

Pictured: The biggest attention whore at the SotU


He must be a cow-boy. You can tell, because he is wearing a cow-boy hat. If you're observant like me, you can pick up on important details like this just by looking at someone. He probably won't be able to bring his cow to the SotU. Sorry, Bessie.
 
2013-02-12 03:40:33 PM  

Mentat: Michelle Bachman practically tongue farking President Bush at the SotU was one of the best moments ever.


That was when I first became aware of Michelle Bachman. "Who is that crazy chick?"
 
2013-02-12 03:58:24 PM  
How did they get through an article about attention-whoring in Washington and not mention Chuck Schumer?

You could have the ball at your own 2-yard-line facing fourth-and-40, facing the '85 Bears defense in the teeth of a Soldier Field blizzard, with no receivers, an offensive line of blind elderly nuns, and a football coated with K-Y jelly...and if you told your running back Schumer there was a microphone at midfield you'd have your first down.
 
2013-02-12 03:58:49 PM  

johnny_vegas: are you a hooker?
/kidding
//CSB


Well I sold my body and soul to the government, so....

I did support work for them overseas, and one of the perks of the job, was that if you were in the right place at the right time dressed appropriately, you could usually get brief meet and greet with the vip.

Like he said, cool story for kids someday (if I ever have them).
 
2013-02-12 04:09:54 PM  
Obama should come down through the Republican delegation, hugging, back slapping, fist-bumping, whispering and laughing.

Let's see those assholes explain that away to their tinfoiled cousin-f*ckin' supporters.
 
2013-02-12 04:19:09 PM  
I would totally come down a different aisle
 
2013-02-12 04:20:10 PM  
aisle - who the fark invented THAT word?
 
2013-02-12 07:55:46 PM  

RoxtarRyan: Mentat: Michelle Bachman practically tongue farking President Bush at the SotU was one of the best moments ever.

Que? Please tell me there is an animated GIF. We may have a contender to go against "sign language lady" for the title of Best GIF Ever Of All Time.


Link
 
2013-02-12 09:56:24 PM  

ObeliskToucher: Empty Matchbook: Pictured: The biggest attention whore at the SotU

<TedNugent.jpg>

[i260.photobucket.com image 400x301]

"I'm this much bigger!"


I'm going to say I disagree unless she's literally threatened to kill, or encouraged others to threaten to kill, the President of the country.

Fuggin Bizzy: Empty Matchbook: [www.biography.com image 402x402]

Pictured: The biggest attention whore at the SotU

He must be a cow-boy. You can tell, because he is wearing a cow-boy hat. If you're observant like me, you can pick up on important details like this just by looking at someone. He probably won't be able to bring his cow to the SotU. Sorry, Bessie.


That IS observant! Wow, I gotta start looking at these more closely, that TOTALLY went over my head. Also, looks like no cow in the SotU. THANKS OBAMA!
 
2013-02-13 07:58:52 AM  

ColTomParker: Once, just once, I want to hear him say "San Dimas High School Football Rules" "Knibb High Football Rules" during one of these . . .


/ftfm
 
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