Obama Hires Director to Make Movie About Obama


Just what we need – more Obama.

President Obama’s re-election campaign hired film director Davis Guggenheim to produce a short movie about President Obama. Can you say “narcissist?”

Bloomberg has the details:

Obama’s re-election staff in Chicago spent $162,834 on the film last month, according to the January Federal Election Commission filing. Currently in post-production, the film focuses on the president’s first three years in office, according to a campaign official.

The film will be less than 30 minutes long and released in weeks, though the exact date hasn’t been decided, according to the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity. The campaign is still considering how it will be used, the official said.
This is just the latest involvement with Obama’s campaign for Guggenheim, who directed “Waiting for Superman,” a documentary about the U.S. education system, and won an Oscar in 2006 for “An Inconvenient Truth,” which chronicled former Vice President Al Gore’s drive to raise awareness about climate change.

Something tells me the short film won’t contain too much footage of Obama golfing, playing basketball, vacationing or throwing lavish parties.

Via Weasel Zippers, via Maggie’s Notebook.

Update: The Pirate’s Cove  and Eye of Polyphemus linked – thanks!