Should President Obama attend Whitney Houston's funeral?
It would be an insult to the family if he was invited and didn't show up.
Did they know each other? I don't think so.
Just because they are both black, you ask this question?
Because Whitney is a cultural icon. I would ask the same question if Madonna died
Stupid thread. He has more digmity than that.
Wow, OP--this poll so far is really going your way! Your provocative question doesn't seem like a trolling question AT ALL!
OP, you've got to be kidding.
Why would he attend the funeral of a dead, drug addicted pop star? Doesn't he have more important things to do?
Did George W. Bush go to Anna Nicole Smith's funeral? She was a Texan with shit for brains too...
Obama was invited to Michael Jackson's funeral. He was overseas at the time and could not go.
It's not THAT batshit crazy of a question, folks.
[quote]I would ask the same question if Madonna died
The un-dead cannot die, OP.
Madonna died five years ago!
Her undead self looked pretty good last night. Very au natural when she performed "Rhinestone Cowboy."
New Jersey is a swing state, so yes.
r7, you've gotta be kidding. You think being overseas was the only thing that prevented him from attending Michael Jackson's funeral, and that if he had been in the country, he would have gone? He would NEVER have inserted himself into that circus.
I think if all the world leaders attended Whitney Houston's funeral then maybe standing there over the casket, the fumes of formaldehyde and marijuana in the air, they could broker world peace at last, and we could enter a new age of enlightenment, that's what I think.
[quote]It's not THAT batshit crazy of a question, folks.
Uh, yes it is.
OP = typical fat ass American.
Bad PR move for him. The fundies and refuglicans would use it as fodder. They were bitching when he had a rapper sing at the White House saying it proved his ghetto thug ties.
No doubt Obama will want to be there to greet the Pope and Denmark's Queen Margrethe II, both who accepted invites.
Will Queen Beatrix be there?
What about that fat ass Chris Christie?
Will he push away from the table long enough to attend?
No, of course not. However it would be more appropriate if Michelle attended. She should sit with Bobby-Christina for support.
Mittens and Santorum are definites. The black vote in Michigan, ya know.
Neither Obama should attend, period. The fact that Whitney was black should be completely irrelevant; presidents generally only attend funerals of close friends and heads of state.
STOP IT - He's the fucking President , and regardless of how talented she was, she was an entertainer - NOT a head of state. Unless she was a good friend of his personally, there is no reason to stop everything, and go. What is it with people. Kanye recently said when he dies, he wants the world's heads of state to be there. The EGO. Why couldn't a hack like him have gone, instead of Whitney ?
I invited him to my aunt's funeral, and he didn't show. We're still ticked off.
Listen. Kim Jun Un has confirmed. If the dictator of North Korea can go, I think our President should attend. She was a national, if not international treasure. For Christ sake, the entire nation of Andorra will be in attendance at the service, and one quarter of the residents of Togo are going to march in the memorial procession. Who does Obama think he is?
And while we're on the subject, I think the second Monday of every February should be a national holiday. Whitney Houston day. With memorial events across the country.
Plus I want another paid holiday.
What's the matter, R24? Shemini Atzeret isn't enough for you?
Bobbie Gentry is coming out of retirement to sing "Ode To Whitney Ho" at the memorial service. Seated together in the Hollywood Mourner's section will be Olivia de Havilland and Joan Fontaine accompanied by Roman Polanski.
It would be highly inappropriate, OP, considering it was Obama who eliminated bin Laden, who was in love with Whitney.
While I am not familiar with the work of Miss Shemini Atzeret, I imagine she is a songstress of the highest order. I imagine that her vocal stylings would bring the appropriate honor to Miss Houston.
Nana Mouskouri will sing the Lord's Prayer in Greek, Mandarin and Tagalog at the prayer breakfast prior to the funeral procession.
Obama, Netanyahu, and Abbas should all gather at Whitney's funeral and smoke the crack pipe. Or is it peace pipe?
They're considering holding the memorial service at Yankee Stadium. Will they place the casket on the pitcher's mound or home plate?
I honestly was sick of seeing Obama months after his election, bit of an attention whore methinks. But I would judge him harshly for not attending her funeral, not because of anything regarding him but it would be a nod to the level she achieved in life for the sitting president to attend her funeral.
This thread is hilarious. Thank you all.
What is a "Whitney Houston"?
[quote]a nod to the level she achieved in life
It's an achievement to end up as drugged-out drunk who drowns in her vomit in a bathtub?
Obama can deliver a funeral oration telling how he hopes his daughters will follow the example of the high-achieving Whitney Houston.
He's going. His press secretary just issued a press release. He also plans to sing The Greatest Love of All. Acapella, of course.
I think he may have more important things to do.
[quote]Will Queen Beatrix be there?
Well she certainly won't have a problem findind a hat if she attends.
I think Nancy Reagan should do her casket dance to Whitney's "I Wanna Dance With Somebody".
So president Obama should attend the funeral of Whitney Houston because she was a "cultural icon", after attending not one funeral for any soldiers killed in Iraq and Afghanistan? Yeah, that'll work well for him in an election year.
The Vice President of China plans to attend the funeral.
"Obama was invited to Michael Jackson's funeral. He was overseas at the time and could not go."
If he hadn't been overseas he still wouldn't have gone. He's not stupid. He would have been ridiculed and criticized to high heaven for attending the funeral of a drug-addicted pop star who had a fixation on young boys.
I'm still laughing about this thread. You idiots are taking it so seriously.
Of course we're taking it seriously. She was a mega-star around the globe and an inspiration to millions. For the President to diss her family by avoiding the funeral would be unthinkable in most civilized nations. The Prime Minister of Upper Volta is flying in from Africa for the funeral.
he may want to dance with somebody who loves him
I think he should, she has served her contry well, not only was she a cultural icon and musical inspiration, she sang in the whitehouse and also did alot with regards to donating proceeds of her version of the national anthem to the fallen of 9:11, she did tours for the soldiers and did her contry proud with the best rendition of the anthem at the superbowl ever, talk about repect, she had an emense respect for america, where is that same respect for her now. She was also human not infallable to the ills of the world, and it's people who have had a brush with drugs themselves that are suddenly acting like saints
[quote]she sang in the whitehouse and also did alot with regards to donating proceeds... she had an emense respect for america,
Since she sang in the whitehouse and did alot, that's a perfect reason for Obama too go two the funeral two show that he also has an emense respect for america.
Your brilliant argument means alot too everywon who shares this emense respect.
Whitney was just a drug-addled pop star, albeit a once-talented one.
No. The President of the United States will not be attending her funeral.
If Obama doesn't even attend or send a senior delegation to Margaret Thatcher's funeral - the most significant leader of state since Winston Churchill - he better hell the not attend Whitney Houston's funeral.