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Kanye West: The presidential bashing just keeps coming

First it was President Obama, who made headlines with his blunt assessment of Kanye West's boorish behavior at Sunday's MTV Video Music Awards, calling the hip-hop star a "jackass." (Even though there was an orgy of hand-wringing in media circles about whether ABC's Terry Moran should have Twittered the president's off-the-record quip, I always thought the real story was -- what is Obama doing watching the hopelessly tacky VMAs in the first place?)

West But now Kanye is in trouble with another Oval Office occupant, former President Jimmy Carter, who, speaking at a town hall meeting at Emory University, called West's behavior "completely uncalled-for" and, showing off a surprisingly dry sense of humor, added that "his punishment was to appear on the new Jay Leno show."

I'm betting that before the week is over, our other living ex-presidents will feel obligated to comment on the controversy in their own special way:

George W. Bush: "Kanye West? Isn't that the guy who wrote 'My Pet Goat?' "

Bill Clinton: "I don't know about Kanye, but I sure would like to have some hush puppies with Amber Rose." 

George H. W. Bush: "Never read 'My Pet Goat,' but I think a just punishment for Mr. West would be to read the damn book on 'Oprah' and see if he ever has any street cred afterward."

Photo: Kayne West. Credit: Jason Szenes / European Pressphoto Agency.

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I think the guy had to be either drunk or on drugs. No one in their right mind could ever humiliate himself the way kayne west did. And, yes, I intentionally left out capitalization in his name because he DOESN'T DESERVE EVEN THAT LITTLE BIT OF RESPECT! Taylor hold your head up high! You are a very talented and beautiful! We all love you and your music! I wouldn't spit on kayne if he were on fire... and how humiliating that had to be for Biance' . I also feel sorry for her...I don't think anyone will ever forget his complete disregard of respect for anyone involved, including himself! I do believe that he, himself has lost all respect from people all over the world. I know that an apology should be accepted, but I just don't see that happening. Is he jealous or something? How devastating this had to be for Taylor Swift...SHAME ON YOU KAYNE!

I'm so glad you looked at "The Big Picture!"

I'm amazed at what other rappers get away with, while Kanye is a model musician who's one vice is a big ego. Sure, he was wrong to do what he did, but people need to get their perspective in check!

More on my thoughts here:

Bill O'Reilly, did NOT bash Obama - probably the most controversial and most talked about TV journalist world wide, fulfilled a promise yesterday (Sat. Sep 26th 2009) that he gave American Dream Show host Ingrid Lemme six years ago. He appeared on Ms Lemme’s talk show, filmed at Gurney’s Inn in Montauk, in front of a live audience and aired on WVVH Hamptons TV, tri-state N.Y. - 30 guests enjoyed a fabulous ½ hour with Ingrid and "The No Spin Zone” man who had the audience at times in tears, stunned or even hysterically laughing. Bill was certainly fresh, and bold in true Factor style, but at the same time quite charming.


kanyewest beat jayz but

Kanye West? I believe you meant G H E T T O ??

Kayne is a lout and a boor--anyone who staands yp for him is a jerk and a coward.

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