In conjunction with the NBA All Star Game, President Barack Obama is offering a media availability with a reporter. TNT is putting up Charles Barkley to interview the Celebrity-in-Chief. Perhaps having an adversarial interview with FNC's Bill O'Reilly prior to the Super Bowl or even an obsequious interview with Bob "Red Eye" Costas for the Sochi Winter Olympics opening was too draining. Instead, Mr. Obama granted an exclusive interview to a former NBA star now turned hoops color commentator.
A political junkie should expect little from the interview which was prerecorded on Thursday as Barkley is an an unabashed Obama supporter. But the two questions that undoubtedly will be avoid are about the Benghazi bungle and POTUS' questionable hoop skills as demonstrated at the White House 2013 Easter Egg Roll.