We can only hope Obama decides to take an early retirement
December 4, 2013
We can say with certainty Obama has enough practice under his belt as chief teleprompter reader for a post-president dream job: an ESPN host.
Back on November 26, when Obama was courting his liberal allies in Hollywood, most notably his top supporter, Jeffrey Katzenberg, he made his dream job intentions known prior to a speech on the Glendale campus of DreamWorks, according to The Hollywood Reporter:
At the end of the conversation — which touched on a myriad of topics, from piracy to Iran — Obama revealed what’s at the top of his bucket list post-White House: “At least I know what I want to do when I retire … host ESPN SportsCenter’s Top 10 list,” Obama quipped as he turned to Disney’s Robert Iger, whose empire includes ESPN.
The highlights countdown can feature everything from major sports to bull fighting to high school basketball. Other than having a good laugh, Iger apparently didn’t respond.
“Everyone had a good giggle,” says one person who attended.
The private meeting with Iger featured other moguls, including Disney’s Alan Horn, Fox’s Jim Gianopulos, Sony’s Amy Pascal, and CBS’ Leslie Moonves.
If Obama indeed gets his wish he will at least one-up his predecessor, George W. Bush, who now spends his time painting Jay Leno and his late pet dog, Barney. Bush was told to seek out his inner Rembrandt.
Maybe Obama was told to look for his inner Marv Albert?
We can only hope Obama decides to take an early retirement as official script reader for the ruling elite and pursue his dream.