Never mind Mr. Smith, the Gleeks are going to Washington. President Barack Obama has extended an invitation to the cast of Glee to sing at the annual White House Easter Egg Roll on April 5.
According to Entertainment Weekly, First Lady Michelle Obama and her daughters Sasha and Malia are the nation’s Gleeks in Chief and convinced the most powerful man in the world to bring in America’s favorite glee club. By comparison, in 2008 the Jonas Brothers were the big attraction at last egg roll of the previous administration.
At President Obama’s first egg role event last year, the administration made a special point to invite gay and lesbian families to participate. Tickets were given to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender organizations to attend and many families did. This year, the event gets even gayer with the inclusion of the Glee kids.
But, like everything else in life, things could always be even gayer. In fact, perhaps the Gleeks could help sway public policy with their infectious energy — not to mention dance moves. How, you ask? Like this.
Kurt, having already won over the varsity football team, teaches the Joint Chiefs of Staff the moves to “Single Ladies,” breaking the ice and ultimately leading to the full repeal of the military’s “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell Policy.”
Quinn gives birth and agrees to allow Rachel’s gay dads to adopt her baby. Rachel, overcome with sisterly emotion, makes an impassioned speech in front of congress which includes a performance of “Defying Gravity.” The congressmen and women weep, and then pass a federal law allowing gays and lesbians to adopt in all 50 states.
Sue is challenged by Mr. Schuester to prove her motivational abilities. He dares her to try to change Congress and President Obama’s mind on gay marriage. After a 30-minute session with her trusty Bullhorn, Pres. Obama is signing legislation allowing gays and lesbians across the country full marriage equality.
What? It could happen. And if none of those works, we could always unleash the gay cheerleaders on the U.S. government. Good luck, Gleeks.