Actress Scarlett Johansson, who campaigned for Barack Obama who
mentioned getting e-mails from her, remains in the tank for him. She
admitted on Wednesday night's Late
Late Show with Craig Ferguson  that she was amongst those who "drank
the Kool-aid" at the White House Correspondents' Association dinner
last Saturday where she found him "amazing" and "hilarious."
Monday's USA Today, as I tweeted , quoted Johansson: "I thought (Obama) was hilarious. He has a really dry sense of humor."
When Ferguson's show returned from a commercial break, as the musical bumper ended viewers could hear Johansson telling Ferguson: "Obama was so amazing. He was hilarious, he was hilarious." Recognizing viewers caught what she said, "we're on the air now," Ferguson prompted her to explain, and so she gushed:
I was as the White House Correspondents' dinner and Obama was hilarious, actually. He really like, he, we all drank the Kool-aid. We were sold. It was amazing.
Johansson didn't explain who she meant by "we," but presumably many
of journalists and celebrities in attendance.
She's making the media rounds to plug her role in Iron Man 2. Johansson's IMDb page .
- Brent Baker is Vice President for Research and Publications at the Media Research Center. Click here  to follow him on Twitter.