Scarlett Johansson Jokes She's Engaged to Barack Obama

Posted on January 26, 2008

Scarlett Johansson didn't do Barack Obama any favors today when she joked to the press that she is engaged to the presidential candidate and that her heart belongs to him. She made the comments on her return from visiting the troops.
Scarlett Johansson returned from the Persian Gulf with a whole lot of soldiers' trinkets and a delusion of her own engagement -- to Barack Obama.

"I am engaged ... to Barack Obama," Johansson joked in an interview with The Associated Press on Thursday. "My heart belongs to Barack, and that is who I am currently, finally, engaged to. Yes."

Johansson, who showed her support for the Democratic presidential candidate at the Iowa caucus earlier this month, was really just deflecting a question about rumors she might be engaged (to actor-beau Ryan Reynolds).
Scarlett no doubt means well, but Michelle Obama can't be happy about this. She was certainly unhappy about the "I've Got a Crush on Obama" video. Michelle and Barack's little girls were teased about the video at school and Michelle was pretty steamed about it. Perhaps the Obama speechwriters could provide Scarlett with a script full of appropriate, yet seemingly off the cuff comments for when the press comes calling.

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