Just when you thought Justin Bieber’s appearance at a New York City Macy’s last week would go down in pop history as the event the Biebz was knocked down at by an undercover cop, along comes news that something good came out of day after all, thanks to President Barack Obama.
The New York Post reports that, during a Ground Zero wreath-laying, Obama met last month with a 14-year-old New Jersey girl named Payton Wall, whose father was killed during the 9/11 attacks. Wall asked the Prez if he would arrange for her to meet her teen idol Justin Bieber, whose lyrics apparently got her through “during her darkest days.” The Post notes that Obama told her, “I know Justin. Maybe I could set something up.”
Lo and behold, Wall got to meet her the Canadian crooner last Thursday moments after the near-riot during Bieber’s Macy’s appearance. “He just said ‘Hi,’ ” said Payton. “He was asking us about the perfume and if we were wearing it.” (Geez — way to incorporate marketing into every aspect of your life, Justin.)
At any rate, we’d venture to guess that President Obama would be able to count on Payton’s vote when his re-election rolls around…if, you know, she was old enough to actually hit the polls.