Friday, March 20, 2009

The President Makes It a Late Night

President Barack Obama sat down with Jay Leno Thursday night. It definitely wasn't the normal NBC "Late Night" interview, but if there were people out there unaware of Obama's feelings toward the bail out and AIG, now they know.

I think Obama may be the first U.S. President to do a late-night TV interview while in office (News programs excluded). What do you think? Is that an appropriate forum for the prez, or should he try to keep things more formal and old school? Will his critics suggest he's being too casual? What do you think?

Obama did get in a few quick stories about Michelle, Sasha and Malia. Did I mention that I love the Obamas? I could listen to the first couple discuss family life all day long.

If you missed it, see it here. =>


Pro said...

He has hurt many families in America. He needs to say he is sorry in the public, not to an organization.

In addition, someone who claims to have experienced prejudice and stereotypes throughout life, and has written about them in great detail, should be more sensitive and refined from life's lessons.

Furthermore, Obama claimed he was going to have the world think 'highly' of America again. Will this joke help?

For someone who spoke of equality as a creed. Does this joke match that philosophy?

For someone that said he would stand for all people. Does this stand up for those that participate in the Special Olympics?

The fact is Obama claimed a higher standard. To much is given, much is required.

Obama has just showed us that 'yes we can' destroy what a campaign stands for with a single joke.

During the campaign for the White House in 2008, the media criticized Palin for being ‘common,’ 'not-polished,' 'not-compassionate' and ‘not presidential.’ However, compare Sarah Palins attitude in this video created three weeks ago for the Special Olympics in Boise, Idaho.

You decide the more ‘presidential’ among them. Watch:

Kia said...

Thanks for posting this link!
I so wanting to watch and FORGOT.

I think Prez Obama is trying things different ... I don't think there is anything wrong with him being on a late night talk show. I think it shows he is human and puts his pants on one leg at a time like the rest of us - LOL.

I also think he may reach more people by being on such a program as opposed to a press conference.

Only how many days in office? 60-something? I can't think of anybody who has done more!

Go Obama!