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Obama's week in review - the 1980s hit radio version

By Jimmy Orr / May 16, 2009

It was a roller coaster week for President Obama. Although polls show the president enjoying a high approval rating, two major flip flops and a simmering controversy at Notre Dame threatened to take the focus off of his agenda.



What does President Obama's week-in-review look like in the eyes of a 1980s hit radio station?

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It's like a totally tubular marriage (don't tell Miss California) of hits from the 80s (complete with big hair and YouTube videos) and some of the week's raddest political stories.

Let the awesomeness begin...

President Obama could begin the week with a celebration even before Vice President Biden boarded that crazy train from Delaware to DC. Poll numbers were up. Straight up. A 66 percent approval rating.

Despite the polls, the White House was under pressure by many on the right for some of the jokes Wanda Sykes told at the White House Correspondents dinner on Saturday night. It was a wild thing.

In the crossfire was a joke about Rush Limbaugh being a terrorist. White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said "I can't go for that, no can do" when asked about the joke.

Sykes responded that girls just want to have fun and critics should beat it.

This was the beginning of a manic Monday for the president. His first public event focused on health care. Obama did not say he wanted a new drug or address the problems associated with bad medicine. Rather, he told doctors, doctors, and nurses that it was possible to slash $2 trillion over the next decade by cutting -- like a knife -- the annual growth in costs.

After Monday's press briefing there was wild speculation that Obama would be walking like an Egyptian next month as Gibbs announced a trip to that country on June 4.

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