You might think that with all that is on his plate right now — Ukraine, tensions between Israel and its neighbors, and his endangered signature health care law — Barack Obama has no time for dalliances. That he does (or thinks he does) was evident from his appearance on “On Air with Ryan Seacrest” this morning. The topics of conversation included none of the above, but the pair did talk about Obama’s trip to a Gap store and to attacks on his jeans.
Said the president:
I’ve been unfairly maligned about my jeans. The truth is, generally I look very sharp in jeans. There was one episode like four years ago in which I was wearing some loose jeans mainly because I was out on the pitcher’s mound, and I didn’t want to feel confined while I was pitching, and I think I’ve paid my penance for that. I got whacked pretty good. Since that time, my jeans fit very well.
Really? That was the problem — that the jeans were loose-fitting so as not to interfere with his “pitching”? It wasn’t that he was wearing his wife’s jeans by mistake?
That is easy enough to verify. Below are side-by-side pictures. On the left is Obama, on the right Miss America 2008, Kirsten Haglund. It appears to this observer that the jeans are comparable in terms of their fit. If anything, Haglund’s are looser.
When it comes to the throwing motion, however, we’ve got a spot-on match.