Joshua Rich
February 24, 2009 AT 12:00 PM EST

Barack Obama has been the President of the United States of America for a little over a month now, and in that short time, he’s done a lot: He’s gotten an economic recovery plan through Congress, he’s announced several new foreign-policy initiatives, and he’s preempted primetime TV programming on two occasions — with a press conference a few weeks ago and tonight’s State of the Union-ish address at 9 p.m. Eastern. Barack!

Obama may have been dubbed “President Rock Star” by a certain weekly entertainment magazine, but who knew he’d so quickly turn into a TV star, too? Not that I’m complaining. Usually, these prexy pep talks feel like an annoying hindrance to watching The Mentalist (which, ahem, you can see next week, at its regularly scheduled time), but given the economic crisis, I’m actually kinda looking forward to hearing what Obama’s going to say tonight. What about you, PopWatchers? Do you endorse all this Presidential preemption, or will it be getting your veto?

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