Who do you think is the more deserving candidate of the upcoming Democratic primary? The guy whose butt hurts when he goes bike riding (aka John Edwards)? Or the guy who's too "snore-y" and stinky for his kids to want to snuggle in bed with him in the morning (aka Barack Obama)? If it's too close to call, it might help to know that Barack, in addition to his odor problems, also has a penchant for leaving dirty socks on the floor.
In defense of her sharing too much personal information about her husband with the media, Mrs. Barack Obama tells Glamour Magazine that “Barack is very much human. So let’s not deify him, because what we do is we deify, and then we’re ready to chop it down.”
Hmmm....OK, in that case, maybe the Mrs. should call the press every time her husband uses the john - afterall, we might forget he's not God if his wife doesn't remind us that nature calls him too. People constantly make the mistake of assuming that if one extreme is wrong, the other must be right, but the reality is is that there's an important place in between sainthood and discussing bodily functions--it's called good old fashioned respect!
Hollywood stars and starlets often have a problem of revealing too much information to the public, but it's not like we were respecting those people too much now anyway. The difference is though that one of these guys wants to be the President of the United States! The leader of the free world, mind you.
I can picture it now, "Mr. President, it's such an honor to meet you - how's your butt feeling today?"
Where are the boundaries? A president's not supposed to be your friend - he's supposed to be your president! Come on candidates, give us something that we can respect, perhaps even admire. If we don't have a leader that we can look up to, that would be just, well - stinky!