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HuffPost's Fineman: Obama has 'conquered the world of celebrity


Here's a weird one.

Huffington Post Editorial Director Howard Fineman writes today that the Obama administration has mastered its celebrity status and that Republicans are jealous about it:

With the practiced ease of an old Hollywood hand, [Michelle] Obama presided Sunday night, by live remote from the White House, over the Best Picture Award ceremony in the Oscars' finale. It was just the most recent and most glitteringly dramatic example of how the Obama administration has conquered the world of celebrity and social communication. ...

Celebrity won't help him put all of the fiscal pieces together. In fact, his unglamorous political rivals resent him for it. They are jealous, and they know he doesn't like to share the platform. ...

As for social media, it is no contest. Republicans are nowhere to be seen in the upper reaches of Twitter, while the president ranks fifth, surrounded by other cultural icons such as Lady Gaga, Ellen DeGeneres and Oprah Winfrey.

Maybe those three could help him craft a big budget deal. Now that show would be a hit.

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