The White House has released its annual holiday video, Barney Cam VI: Holiday in the National Parks, and it’s enough to make even the staunchest Republican vote for Hillary. Let’s not mince words: It is the dumbest video ever put online (and I sat through Roommates).
It chronicles President Bush’s dogs, Barney and Mrs. Beazley, as they try to become “Junior Park Rangers,” all along the way learning how valuable our national parks are (presumably for drilling oil), and meeting luminaries like the Secretary of the Interior, country singer/jingoist Alan Jackson and former British Prime Minister Tony Blair.
I’m not sure what’s worse, the fact that the video’s producers think this is 1955, with kids across the country donning Daniel Boone hats, guzzling Ovaltine and wishing to be “Junior Park Rangers,” or the fact that no one in the White House can read from cue cards with any subtlety.
Watch and enjoy — after all, your tax dollars paid for it.