OBAMA ON ACCESS HOLLYWOOD….A query from The Corner:

Weird Choice [Kathryn Jean Lopez]

This is not certainly not the biggest issue of the election year, but why would Barack Obama let his daughters’ first interview be with Access Hollywood?

That’s an easy one: the kids get to meet Maria Menounos, the questions are guaranteed to be puffballs that stay a million miles away from political controversy, everyone is guaranteed to look good, and the whole thing is going to be aired on a show that reaches millions of viewers who don’t ordinarily pay attention to politics. The only wonder of it is that Obama gets all this for free.

But there’s a downside: they’ll almost certainly follow up with a McCain interview one of these days. Unless he’s dumb enough to turn them down, that is.

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