Hey, Europe! Maybe George W. Bush was your Katharine McPhee — blonde, not too bright and bad at giving back rubs. But Barack Obama is your goddamn American Idol, okay? Just buy his album already!
David Cook came in first place.
Roger Ebert explains why that's the only difference…
I think I might be able to explain some of Sarah Palin's appeal. She's the "American Idol" candidate.
Consider. What defines an "American Idol" finalist? They're good-looking, work well on television, have a sunny personality, are fierce competitors, and so talented, why, they're darned near the real thing.
There's a reason "American Idol" gets such high ratings. People identify with the contestants. They think, Hey, that could be me up there on that show!
Some days, I really do wish it was my job to write about American Idol instead of American politics.
It would be a lot less insipid.
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