Lost Address: President Obama Delays State of the Union Speech To Defer to “Lost” Episode

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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34 thoughts on “Lost Address: President Obama Delays State of the Union Speech To Defer to “Lost” Episode”

  1. But Mike Spindell, McCain/Palin was all part of God’s Plan, Doncha’ Know.

    Doggonehitall, Gawd done got it wrong again…

    Quote:

    “Steve Schmidt: Palin Believed Candidacy ‘God’s Plan’

    “Schmidt said he asked Palin about her serenity in the face of becoming “one of the most famous people in the world.” He quoted her as saying, “It’s God’s plan.”

    Palin has not ruled out a run for the presidency.”

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/01/10/steve-schmidt-palin-belie_n_417977.html

  2. This is off topic but interesting:

    http://downloads.cbn.com/cbnnewsplayer/cbnPlayer.swf?aid=11991

    I am noticing that there are a good many Christians in our military. A future problem? What would the trigger be for a military uprising/coup? It could happen in this country.

    I know many upper level military officers who are Christian. Hopefully they take their oath to the Constitution seriously, but given the right set of circumstances who knows.

  3. If they bumped Lost then they might have to downsize Snow White.

    Benjamin Linus for president.

  4. How quickly we forget the figurehead of the Bush Crime Family landing on an aircraft in a filight outfit, packing a codpiece, with a certain sign behind him that seems to have been false. Does anyone really think we would have been better off with John McCain and Sarah Palin? Context and perspective are always helpful.

  5. Barrack Obama is not only a lying, hypocritical fraud; he is becoming a pathetic jester/clown.

    As a Republican, I am ashamed I voted for him and the only other vote I could have been equally ashamed of is if I would have ever voted for George W. Bush.

  6. Lets not forget Good Grief Charlie Brown, President Obama has a prime-time spot to announce his strategy in Afghanistan.

    You would think people would want to hear from a Nobel Prize Winner. I personally would like to hear from Al Gore, he makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. He’s been very quiet since Hopenhagen.

  7. Last time Obama asked for time from the networks Fox bitched. He was disrupting network revenues, etc.,etc. Now they’ll bitch he’s deferring the State of the Union for a TV show!!

    What, some low life Congressman had his shout out already planned and Fox was counting on highlighting it for the next 6 months?

  8. It’s because Disney called and bitched about ad revenues.

    Don’t kid yourself otherwise.

  9. No difference IMO, by the way, in case you didn’t catch it. I did a little editing to the wiki def.

  10. Whats the difference between your definition off of WIKI and Politics?

  11. I’m trying to understand your question, could you break it down so a brother could understand you a bit better. I told you I’m a little slow sometimes.

  12. Bdaman,

    And how is this different from Politics in the Main Stream Media light?

  13. It’s because people would rather watch LOST the TV series verses LOST reality TV.

    Reality television frequently portrays a modified and highly influenced form of reality, utilizing sensationalism to attract viewers to generate advertising profits.[2][3][4] Participants are often placed in exotic locations or abnormal situations,[1] and are sometimes coached or read from Tele Prompters to act in certain scripted ways by off-screen “story editors” or “segment producers,” with the portrayal of events and speech manipulated and contrived to create an illusion of reality through editing and other post-production techniques.[2][3][4]

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reality_television

  14. One nation under MSM. (Thanks Mike S.) Come on folks this is like maybe real reality. Ok, the political process you see is truncated. The TV shows is as well. Hmm, then what are the real priorities. Lets see FDR had Germany, LBJ Vietnam, Reagan had the USSR and Bush made up IRAQ. Not much has really changed has it….

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