That’s the number of broadcast television and cable news interviews that President Barack Obama will conduct today.
On the eve of his nationally televised address tomorrow to make his case for a “limited’ and “proportional” military strike against Syria for its evident deployment of chemical weapons, the president will give a round of interviews for news programs airing this evening.
Obama will sit down with ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, PBS and FOX to make his “heavy lift” of a case for action against Syria as the Senate prepares this week to vote on a resolution authorizing time- and scope-limited military force in Syria.
In the tradition of such things, this might be considered “The Full Obama.”
“The Full Ginsburg” is the name for the sweep of five Sunday morning talk shows that Monica Lewinsky’s lawyer, William Ginsburg, first made in 1998.
In a “hat-tip” to the Times-men Mark Liebovitch and Ben Schott,” as the jargon of their Washington Words glossary of all things hackneyed would have it, Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida first achieved “The Full Marco,” taking Ginsburg’s run of the five mainstream talk shows and adding the Spanish-language Univision and Telemundo to his full Sunday morning sweep in April.