By Judy Kurtz
Bob Saget says word is that “Full House” has some young fans in the White House.
“I have heard, and I don’t know if this is true, and I’d be honored if it is true, that our president and Michelle’s children are ‘Full House’ fans. I have heard that,” the comedian, who played the sitcom’s irreproachable dad Danny Tanner, cautiously told ITK.
Well, that might not be entirely accurate.
In his first book hitting store shelves this week, Dirty Daddy: The Chronicles of a Family Man Turned Filthy Comedian, Saget chronicles his life, and the road he took from working as an R-rated stand-up comic to becoming a classic TV dad.
While he likens his “potty mouth” to “9-year-old speak,” the book isn’t all dirty jokes and raunchy tales.
Saget, 57, writes of visiting Walter Reed Army Medical Center each time he visits Washington. Promotion of his book will soon bring him to the nation’s capital. He’ll be discussing Dirty Daddy at a book signing on Thursday night at Sidecar at P.J. Clarke’s in downtown Washington.
He says he’s working on making a return trip to Capitol Hill sometime later this year to push for funding for scleroderma research. Saget, whose sister died of the autoimmune disease at 47, is a board member of the Scleroderma Research Foundation.
He met with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton once on the issue, calling the ex-first lady “very kind.”
“There are other lawmakers that I would enjoy spending time with,” he says before adding with a chuckle, “I’m sure many people don’t say that.”
But any talk of politics quickly turns to laughs for the first-time author. In a 2008 interview, Saget jested that his friend and fellow “Full House” star John Stamos should be chosen as Barack Obama’s running mate.
When pressed on whether he stands by Stamos stepping in the political ring, a laughing Saget states, “I don’t know if Stamos should jump into anything but a bathtub.”