The last time I was at a basketball game, I wondered to myself, “What kind of person doesn’t kiss for the Kiss Cam? Give the people what they want!” It’s a bit of harmless fun that makes everyone in the arena happy that we can cajole even the shyest among us into a little friendly smooch or full-on PDA. It’s peer pressure for a good cause.
Turns out the Obamas are those kind of people. I would not have guessed the guy who now jumps at every possible chance to be Crooner-in-Chief would get all timid, here. According to the pool report, the POTUS and FLOTUS were booed when they wouldn’t lip-lock on demand at the USA vs. Brazil men’s basketball game at the Verizon Center in D.C. Monday. As they should have been. We respect the office, but we treasure more our freedom to heckle even the highest office holders when they’re going all buzz kill at our sporting events.
The populist can’t pucker up? He’s normally so good at giving each audience exactly what it wants at the moment it wants it. What’s next? Sullenly sitting during The Wave? Observing the 7th-inning Supinity?