• Tue, May 15 2012

Say What!? President Obama Admits To Not Reading 50 Shades Of Grey For His Book Club

This morning President Barack Obama (opposed to your accountant Barack Obama) appeared on The View to discuss foreign policy, his stance on the global arms trade as well as his solution to the teen pregnancy epidemic. JK LOLZ JK. It’s The View. Obviously he talked about issues that don’t matter with people who think they do matter. That’s the magic of TV’s best daytime talk show.

The ladies gave him a pop culture quiz that included pressing questions like:

Which Kardashian was only married for 72 Days? Did Jessica Simpson have her baby? And what is the name of the controversial sex book that’s on millions of women’s bedside tables?

Obama only managed to answer the first question correctly…because he knew Lamar Odom played basketball. Suuureee Mr. President, that’s why you know that. I think we all know (hope) that you’re spending valuable CIA time and resources to get the Kardashian family off the airwaves.

But what he failed to answer is if Jessica Simpson delivered her baby –which is fair considering that her gestation lasted approx. 14-20 months — and the name of the controversial sex book.

Obviously the answer to that question is 50 Shades of Grey by E.L James. Every vagina-owning human being knows that. I suppose the president doesn’t own a vagina, but I still think as the most powerful man in the entire world, he should be more aware of the greatest piece of literature to ever emerge from Twilight fan fiction.

So while it’s safe to say that Barack Obama is not 50 Shades of Grey for his book club, it’s not safe to say that he’s a well-read man. I don’t know what to do with this information, besides of course embark on a classic BSDM relationship.

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