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Obama asked HBO chief for ´True Detective,´
´Game of Thrones´ advance episodes

Chicago Tribune, by Staff

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Posted By:Scottyboy, 2/17/2014 3:02:06 PM

It turns out President Barack Obama is a TV fanboy. We already knew that Pennsylvania Avenue´s most famous resident is a "Homeland" fanatic, but that´s not the only small screen favorite that sets his pulse racing. The president asked HBO Chief Executive Officer Richard Plepler at last week´s state dinner for French President Francois Hollande if he could score him advance copies of "True Detective" and "Game of Thrones," according to the New York Times. President Obama reportedly was hoping to catch up on the two shows over the Presidents Day Weekend."True Detective" has aired five of its eight episodes, but "Game

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Blackeagle, 2/17/2014 3:34:28 PM     (No. 9736103)

Appropriate. Barry probably cues on the boy King Joffrey for administration policy.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: yo-yo, 2/17/2014 3:50:39 PM     (No. 9736120)

N! E! THING! Is better than having that moron trying to run the country!!!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: bullhead, 2/17/2014 4:02:24 PM     (No. 9736128)

Isn´t he sooo special!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: KarenJ1, 2/17/2014 4:11:35 PM     (No. 9736137)

Ahh yes, we see the real high priorities of Barack Hussein 0bama. Give him the perks but don´t ever make him work as president! He would rather watch True Detective and House of Cards, play golf, yuck it up with idiots like Charles Barkley and run all over the country campaigning.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: lancer12, 2/17/2014 4:29:05 PM     (No. 9736147)

These series depend on having surprise twists on every episode. Not wanting these plot turns on the internet the producers keep info tight, sometimes filming alternate scenes. Producers of TV shows understand business and security, and the pres has the knowhow of a little kid.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: JimS, 2/17/2014 4:44:11 PM     (No. 9736169)

It´s nice to be the king

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Newtsche, 2/17/2014 4:49:16 PM     (No. 9736173)

Wow, every day a new way to be an all-time a.h.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Dignitary Protection, 2/17/2014 4:58:33 PM     (No. 9736185)

Un freaking believable!

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 2/17/2014 5:12:46 PM     (No. 9736196)

He´s got plenty of time to watch while ValJar and Mooch run the country.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: mickeymat, 2/17/2014 5:16:17 PM     (No. 9736199)

Is there any end to the demand for special privileges of this family?

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Flipper3, 2/17/2014 5:49:10 PM     (No. 9736226)

It´s good to be Queen.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Mr smart, 2/17/2014 8:09:29 PM     (No. 9736357)

Look like post#2 as a misspelled word.
Run should be RUIN.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: ketchuplover, 2/17/2014 8:33:45 PM     (No. 9736378)

I hope he´s given himself time to do his March Madness picks.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: dirtyjersey, 2/17/2014 10:12:30 PM     (No. 9736450)

"Uh, sir, we just hit an iceberg."
"Not now, you dimwit, can´t you see I´m rearranging the deck chairs."

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