Issued forth from the White House this morning: Barack Obama’s April Fools Day joke. It’s supposed to be an impression of House of Cards main character, Frank Underwood. I think. That’s what the headline says, at least. I’m not convinced.
I’m also not convinced the White House just didn’t forget April Fools Day and tried to come up with something they could tape between the President’s busy meeting schedule. No doubt this impression just kills at White House press pools, but it’s not exactly convincing me that Frank Underwood has been hiding inside Barack Obama’s skin for the last six years. After all, Frank Underwood gets stuff done, and I can’t really say the same for President Obama.
That said, of course, it’s hard to do an April Fools from the White House. Anything you say could incide mass panic. I mean, what if they’d come out in support of Indiana’s RFRA law? Someone might have made a super classy website full of naked photos to protest them. And few things are really harder to believe than that we’re actually extending a deadline to talk Iran down from a nuclear ledge.