For much of the week, the White House has been dealing with an unspeakable looming crisis. No, it is not terrorism or global warming. The State of the Union speech was scheduled for Feb. 2nd . . . the same night ABC was kicking off the final season of “Lost.” The White House has announced that the State of the Union will have to wait.
The White House appeared entirely unaware of the problem until a television savvy ABC reporter raised it. (This is a bit surprising since one would think that the press office would look at such conflicts). This led to Lost fans going into anticipatory withdrawals and anger. Money Times below quotes fans as writing such warning as “I want to know about the state of The Island, not the state of the union. BarackObama I will never forgive you.”
That apparently was enough for the White House. Robert Gibbs finally quelled the flames and announced that the President would not dream of dumping the show.
“NEXT SEASON ON ABC: A PRESIDENT IS MAROONED IN THE WHITE HOUSE, UNABLE TO COMMUNICATE WITH THE PUBLIC DUE TO CONFLICTING TELEVISION SCHEDULES. TUNE IN AND WATCH AS WHITE HOUSE OFFICIALS USE OFFICE SUPPLIES TO CREATE NEW FORMS OF COMMUNICATION WITH THE PUBLIC. ONLY ON ABC!”
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