In any case, that's just my prediction, and it's tangential. The point of this entry is to showcase that the media can spin just about anything how they want. Let's compare their treatment of two consecutive presidents' exercise regimes.
Obama's flabby, Butter-tits body, with "pecs" that more closely resemble runny eggs, has received more-than-fawning treatment by the media. The wonderful Ann Coulter said it best in her new book "Guilty," by claiming the media basically wants to have sex with Obama. When Obama was recently on a Hawaiian vacation, he of course went to the beach in swimming trunks. The headlines ran rampant:
"Fit for Office!"
"Gym Workouts help Obama carry the Weight of his Position"
Before I go further, I have to give credit where it's due - I was inspired to write this blog based on one Michelle Malkin herself wrote recently, so if you happen to come across this Mrs. Malkin, you were the muse behind my blog. But, in any case, let's examine the media's treatment of The Moonbat Messiah's exercise regime with "War-Crimes" Bush's.
Here's some of the musings of our impartial media regarding Obama, from The Washington Post (Eli Zaslow):
“The sun glinted off chiseled pectorals sculpted during four weightlifting sessions each week, and a body toned by regular treadmill runs and basketball games.”
Aaaand, here is one of the pictures he is referencing:
Um honestly? I seriously threw up in my mouth. A more correct interpretation of this picture would be:
"Under the intensity of the Hawaiian sun, Obama's moobs began to melt into a buttery blend of tit-fat and flab, oozing off his upper torso with a consistency similar to undercooked eggs." I have a fabulous chest. I can write these things with conviction.
Moving on. Obama's Chicago friend Marty Nesbitt says of the president-elect's exercise regime: "He doesn’t think of it as something he has to do — it’s his time for himself, a chance for him to reflect. It’s his break. He feels better and more revved up after he gets in his workout.”
The current President - you know, the one whose office actually has a legitimate Seal, also likes to exercise. The media, however, had something a little different to say about him.
A former Washington Post writer, Jonathan Chait wrote a piece entitled "The (over)exercise of power" regarding GW's exercise regimen. He goes on to say “Am I the only person who finds this disturbing?…What I mean is the fact that Bush has an obsession with exercise that borders on the creepy" and "Does the leader of the free world need to attain that level of physical achievement? “It’s nice for Bush that he can take an hour or two out of every day to run, bike or pump iron. Unfortunately, most of us have more demanding jobs than he does.”
Caron Bohen of Reuters echoes Chait's sentiments: “Bush says exercise helps sharpen his thinking. But some of his critics view his exercise obsession as an indulgence that takes time away from other priorities."
Fatty Jonathan Chait throws stones from his fat/ glass house:
So, when Obama exercises, he gets lionized. Exercise sharpens his psyche, makes him more prepared to handle the rigors of office, gives him focus and clarity...even though he exercises less, and despite being nearly two decades his junior, doesn't look half as good as GW. When GW exercises, he's a "creep," or "fanatical" and "disturbing," and it detracts from his ability to lead the nation. Maybe he exercised so much to get over the fact the media was constantly undermining him at every turn, or making his job 20x more difficult, or because he was shockingly and depressingly alone in his convictions with little to no support, while liberal America orchestrated a plot to destroy his credibility in their attempts to vilify him.