“I took a trip out to California last week, where I had some productive bilateral talks with your leader, Lady Gaga. She was wearing 16-inch heels. She was eight feet tall. It was a little intimidating,” President Obama joked to some 3,000 gay rights activists during his keynote address at the annual dinner of the Human Rights Campaign on Saturday evening.
I’m not offended by a joke but it’s sad there’s some truth in it. Substitute Kanye West for Lady Gaga and the NAACP for the HRC and see how well that goes over.
I’ll note that the HRC has proven to be a rather feckless organization so Gaga would probably be an improvement over the likes of Joe Solmonese.