3 Similarities Between President Obama and Honey Boo Boo

If you are President Obama, somehow not yet familiar with Honey Boo Boo, or if you’re in therapy after watching “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo,” please accept my sincerest apologies for the post you are about to read.

I was blissfully unaware of the whole Honey Boo Boo craze/phenomenon until I saw this post on Peach Pundit, a Georgia-focused political blog. This little girl Alana (a.k.a. Honey Boo Boo) is the star of a reality show on TLC. As so brilliantly stated in that Peach Pundit post:

She has the outgoing kind of personality we like to see in children; children that belong to other people – other unrelated people – who live far, far away.

Yeah, that sums her up pretty well. So how could this 6-year-old beauty queen bumpkin be at all similar to President Obama? Here are a few ways:

1. They both outrank Republicans in TV ratings.

It’s more believable for him than for her, but he and she both topped the ratings earned by the Republican convention. And the GOP had Clint Eastwood. I don’t know if this is more of a statement about Americans’ TV preferences or Republicans in general, but either way, it’s an embarrassment.

2. They both landed a star role, despite obvious flaws.

They both certainly have their charm. He’s an excellent politician, and she’s, well, she’s kind of cute when she wants to be. (A chubby 6-year-old beauty queen with a pet pig? Come on, that’s hilarious.) But despite their charm, both have some serious shortcomings in their current roles: his inability to handle a fiscal crisis; her inability to be anything more than white trash.

3. They both are leaving a train wreck of a legacy.

He’ll be remembered for high unemployment, high gas prices, and for furthering our economic woes. She’ll be remembered as that little chubby girl who didn’t realize people were laughing at her (rather than with her) while she was simply being used while her mom lived out her own beauty pageant dreams vicariously.

If you can think of other similarities between Honey Boo Boo and President Obama, I’d love to hear them. Share in the comments below.

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