The question should be asked: How do these appearances rise to the top in a tightly controlled White House, when there are thousands upon thousands of requests for the President's time, most of them with hard-news outlets?
Yes, Presidents are allowed to have fun. Yes, George W. Bush spent tons of time clearing brush on his ranch. No, they don't have to be all business, all the time. But Barack Obama doesn't need to be, for media purposes, his own First Lady. And he's been doing a heckuva job.Stewart cited Clinton player Larry Summers's role in the administration as evidence that Obama has not been totally committed to bringing true reformers into government, which set the president up for the only semi-gaffe of the night. The president said Summers did "a heckuva job" during the thick of the financial crisis, prompting Stewart and the audience to sputter into laughter.
How interesting that a business in his old congressional district, a restaurant the president touted early in his career......has gone out of business. June, 2009.
Sometimes celebrity is not enough.
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