Courtesy of the New York Times:
He helped make tea from catkins, ate a salmon pre-chewed by a bear, and discussed why people would drink their own urine.
On Thursday night, President Obama will appear in an episode of the survivalist reality show “Running Wild With Bear Grylls,” part of an effort by the White House to highlight the perils of climate change. While trekking in the Alaskan wild, the president and Mr. Grylls, one of reality TV’s biggest stars, bemoan the rapid retreat of a vast glacier.
But the episode also reveals Mr. Obama as a leader made claustrophobic by tight security, a father who is worried about appearing cool to his daughters, and a man who likes pushing through a forest and scrabbling over rocks to reach his campsite.
“I think you assume that someone with that kind of responsibility and power is somehow different from the rest of us,” Mr. Grylls said in a telephone interview on Wednesday. “So it’s surprising to see how he really is.”
I think my distaste for reality shows is pretty well understood by now, but having said that I will totally be tuning in tonight at 9:00 Alaska time to see President Obama hanging out in the Last Frontier. Or as I like refer to it, home.
Not only am I jazzed to see the show, but this gives me a chance to repost my favorite President Obama pictures of all time.
I know that the crazy lady by the dead lake might have given a bad impression, but most Alaskans are very hospitable and President Obama made quite an impression while he was here.
Or has he forgotten?