Obama On The Daily Show
I'm still quite ill, but I can't resist posting a few snippets from this essay by Dana Milbank:
On Comedy Central, the joke was on President Obama Wednesday night.Read the entire essay HERE.
The Daily Show host was giving Obama a tough time about hiring the conventional and Clintonian Larry Summers as his top economic advisor.
"In fairness," the president replied defensively, "Larry Summers did a heckuva job."
"You don't want to use that phrase, dude," Stewart recommended with a laugh.
Dude. The indignity of a comedy show host calling the commander in chief "dude" pretty well captured the moment for Obama....
[A]s in his MTV appearance a couple of weeks ago, Obama didn't try to connect with his youthful audience. He was serious and defensive, pointing a finger at his host several times as he quarreled with the premise of a question.
[T]he president did not really quarrel with Stewart's notion that Obama has done some of his work in a "political manner that has papered over a foundation that is corrupt."
"I think that is fair," Obama granted.
But when Stewart moved, politely, to point out weaknesses in the health-care legislation, Obama pointed at him again. "Not true!" the president argued....
Meanwhile, these rumors about Obama's emotional instability and a possible pending political scandal are surfacing. Be sure to click on the embedded links to read the details.
Does Obama have a Deep Throat biding his time to come forward?