Daniel Libit and Alexander Burns
Last Monday, golf great Tiger Woods dropped by the Oval Office while in town to promote June’s AT&T National. Tuesday brought the country singer Toby Keith. On Wednesday, while Barack Obama was in Iowa, R&B singer Usher swung by the premises to talk with administration staff about fighting malaria. Thursday was quieter – maybe just the lull before actor Forest Whitaker’s visit Friday.
The president, once derisively deemed “the biggest celebrity in the world,” is living up to the billing, with celebrities lining up to see him.
The bold-faced visitors who have marched through the gates of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. over Obama's first 100 days make for a striking contrast not only to his predecessor's White House – which was by no means A-lister friendly – but from that of Bill Clinton as well.
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