If you heard about the Buffalo woman who told President Obama that he was a “hottie with a smokin’ little body” yesterday and immediately realized the iconic qualities of the phrase, you were not alone. Scott Levin, an anchor for NBC affiliate WGRZ in Buffalo and former Upper East Sider, went online during his dinner break last night and bought hottiewithasmokinlittlebody.com, for the sole purpose of reselling it to someone who could turn it into something special. “I certainly have no time whatsoever to do anything with the domain,” he tells us, but it was worth snapping up in case anyone wanted to buy it off of him. “It’s the capitalism that runs in my blood,” he says. So, anyone interested? Just imagine the possibilities! You could fill it with images of President Obama in his bathing suit. There has to be some money in that. And … well, that’s all we can think of.
Axios on HBO: “Republicans claimed that John Kerry was a traitor in Vietnam. That Barack Obama was a Muslim. If you were to win the nomination, they’ll say you’re too young, too liberal, too gay to be commander-in-chief. You are young. You are a liberal. You are gay. How will you respond?”
Pete Buttigieg: “I’ll respond by explaining where I want to lead this country. People will elect the person who will make the best president. And we have had excellent presidents who have been young. We have had excellent presidents who have been liberal. I would imagine we’ve probably had excellent presidents who were gay — we just didn’t know which ones.”
Axios on HBO: “You believe that we’ve had a gay commander-in-chief?”
Pete Buttigieg: “I mean, statistically, it’s almost certain.”
Axios on HBO: “In your reading of history, do you believe you know who they were?”
Pete Buttigieg: “My gaydar even doesn’t work that well in the present, let alone retroactively. But one can only assume that’s the case.”