Days after troubled starlet Lindsay Lohan came out in favor of Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, President Barack Obama can now boast of his own dubious political endorsement.
During a visit to "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" on Monday night, Alana Thompson, the pint-size star of TLC's "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo," expressed her support for the incumbent president — or, as she called him, "Marack Obama."
To be fair, it took considerable prompting from Kimmel to get the aspiring beauty queen, who was joined by her mother, June Shannon, to weigh in on the election. Sensing that his young guest was getting bored with the conversation the grown-ups were having (sample topics: coupons, the fleeting nature of reality stardom), Kimmel decided to shift the focus back to Alana.
He brought up the subject of Romney's recent appearance on "Live! With Kelly and Michael," where the candidate expressed his preference for Snooki of "Jersey Shore" over Honey Boo Boo. Although Alana was unaware of Romney's taste in reality television — or indeed, of Romney at all — Kimmel asked whom she would be supporting this year.
"Marack Obama," she replied, as June quietly adjusted her daughter's legs into a more ladylike position.
Kimmel made a futile attempt at a follow-up question — "Is there any way that Mitt Romney can win your vote back?" — but by then Alana had moved on to making faces at herself in a camera offstage.
Alana seemed more interested in sticking her hand in a mug of water than in talking politics with Kimmel. She is 7, after all.
— Tribune Newspapers