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President Reaches Out to Jackson Family

6/28/2009 9:46 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

president Obama Michael JacksonPresident Barack Obama has written a note to Michael Jackson's family, a top White House adviser said today.

David Axelrod says Obama expressed his condolences to the Jacksons. He said Obama saw the pop star as a spectacular performer whose life had sad and tragic aspects.

The Prez did not issue a statement following Jackson's death.


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PolarBear    

NO comment. This is too idiotic of an association to take seriously.

1879 days ago
62.

you must stupid    

And you would have thought Obama would have at least surrounded himself with the best minds the nation has to offer, but instead he picked every person that rode the short bus to school. His ego is too big to allow himself to be around people of actual intelligence, and the nation is paying for it.

1879 days ago
63.

Gladys    

Lets check if any President has sent condolences to Elvis, Sinatra, Bob Hope, James Brown, Ray Charles.... Since Obama was not in office when these PEOPLE passed away was in "racist" on the sitting President to not have sent condolences? Or was he ignoring American Policies by just taking 5 MINUTES LIKE EVERY OTHER AMERICAN IS DOING BY PAYING HOMAGE TO AN "IDOL' THEY KNEW GROWING UP!

1879 days ago
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.............    

Duran, Duran made MTV and the other new wave punk bands, not Michael Jackson, stupe! Yeah, he made some good tunes, like Thriller, and Rock With You, but once he started the hoopin an hollerin, (hhhhe yah Heee heee) and crotch-grabbing his music pretty juch sukked. Too read you MJ deluded fans, everyone worshipped this guy, not just you people. You all even give him a pass on child molestation charges, immediately calling those kids liars! You better hope that bad karma you wish on everyone else doesn't come back to bite you in your behinds should your own kids get molested and then get called liars!!

1879 days ago
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you must stupid    

Amen KD!!! To say MJ made MTV is retarded. And even if he did, who freakin' cares about MTV!??!!? They've become the MSNBC of media targetting the 12-30 crowd. They don't even show videos anymore. They're too preoccupied with putting together their liberal propaganda. Sad to say, but had MJ passed away 20 years ago, he would be more deserving of this over the top praise and attention that he's receiving now. The man had to give himself the nickname of "King of Pop" for cryin' out loud.

1879 days ago
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Bemused    

Dear Joe and Katherine, Michelle and I join millions of Michael's fans around the world in expressing our deep sorrow at the death of the world's most famous paedophile, whose hit songs and videos, self-mutilating plastic surgery and criminal sexual abuse of children will live forever in the annals of human abnormality. Just as I have made history by becoming the first African-American to be elected president, Michael Jackson blazed the trail for rising generations of child molestors, drug addicts, pop performers and compulsive spenders. Michelle and I know how devastated his legions of obsessed fans must be--devoid as they are of emotional stability or purpose in their lives--and hope that a steady media diet of adulation and re-broadcasts of 'Beat It' and 'ABC (As Easy As One-Two-Three)' will satisfy their bottomless appetite for one of the most beloved perverts of our time. Sincerely Yours, The One

1879 days ago
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Disgusting    

2nd try. First comment on this was deleted.

Did Obama write a letter to Ed McMahon's family, or Farrah Fawcett, or Bea Arthur, or David Carradine, or will he to Billy Mays's family?

Will Obama write letters to families of non-celebrities who die, too? Will he only write letters to black celebrities? There are countless people who die who have contributed far more of meaning and consequence than Jackson did.

With all that's going on in the world, and only so many hours in the day, this should not have occupied one moment of the President's attention and time in weighing how to handle it, and then to write a letter.

It seems Obama doesn't want to anger the black community which thinks the world revolves around them by not making a statement. But Obama knows doing so will also reflect poorly on him given who Jackson was, and also that Obama has been too involved with pop culture. The conclusion it seems after consideration wasting taxpayer's time was to write a private note.

Very lame. Typical political move.

1879 days ago
68.

you must stupid    

Why does this douchebag have to have his name involved in everything? It's bad enough that's he's wanting it associated with banks, mortgage companies, the auto industry, healthcare, etc., but even dead celebs?

1879 days ago
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BIGPOUNDER    

Im sorry, but every day that goes by I hate white people more and more. Dirty rotten mean spirited these people are.

1879 days ago
70.

you must stupid    

its not like he has anything better to do. Michelle is busy finding her "purpose" as the First Ho in the garden, and Obama doesn't like baseball, so there's nothing for him to watch on tv. So why not write some letters?

1879 days ago
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you must stupid    

I rather our tax dollars be wasted on paper, envelopes and stamps than on this joke of a President and his wife going on lavish dates to Broadway and vacations to Hawaii and Europe.

1879 days ago
72.

you must stupid    

@ Bemused,

LOL, f'n classic!!!!

1879 days ago
73.

you must stupid    

BIGPOUNDER,

Good, maybe you'll get a taste of what it's like dealing with black people. A bottom feeding, tax draining burden on our society that have contributed absolutely nothing of importance to the country. Yeah, you folks can really sing, dance and run fast with a leather ball. Pat yourself on the back and STFU!!!!!!!

1879 days ago
74.

you must stupid    

If you hate white people then you must hate Michael Jackson. He wanted so desperately to be white that he'd go to Mexico every so often to have his skin bleached. What a freak

1879 days ago
75.

balls    

balls

1879 days ago
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