President Barack Obama’s Interview With Jay Leno

March 20th, 2009 // 9 Comments

Late yesterday afternoon, I got excited instant messages from my friends in Burbank, informing me that they watched President Barack Obama‘s helicopter take off from the roof of the NBC building to film his interview with Jay Leno. Whoah.

While Barack was clearly prepared to trade jokes with the talk show host teasing that Washington D.C. “is a little bit like American Idol, except everybody’s Simon Cowell.”

True to form, critics have questioned Obama’s choice to take time out of his hectic work schedule to fit in a chat with Jay Leno, especially in the midst of the country’s economic crisis. “Didn’t you just say you were TOO BUSY to do an talk show interview?” While Obama argues that he’s able to multitask, we all know where the grumbling started. I’m not going to openly suggest anything, suffice to say their name probably rhymes with “Snowprah.”

Gallery Info: Barack Obama‘s Tonight Show interview with Jay Leno

By Lisa Timmons

  1. hoosiermom

    Why didn’t you report the “special olympics” comment he made?

  2. Action Jackson

    It’s 60 days and will only get worse.
    Top 10 Obama/Biden gaffes.

    10. Just after he’s been sworn in by him, the newly-minted Vice President Joe Biden gets the name of Justice John Paul Stephens, “one of the great justices” of the Supreme Court, calling him “Justice Stewart”.
    9. Barack Obama jokes about Nancy Reagan having séances in the White House. He later called her to apologize after the AP noted that although she had consulted astrologers, “she did not hold conversations with the dead”.
    8. Joe Biden forgets the “website number” for the White House internet site designed to show how TARP money is being spent.
    7. Barack Obama mixes up the windows and doors at his new home.
    6. Joe Biden jokes about Chief Justice John Roberts fluffing the inauguration oath. The president is visibly annoyed with his veep and Biden later apologizes.
    5. A Marine One double. First, on his maiden Marine One trip Obama breaches protocol and makes life uncomfortable for an enlisted marine by shaking the the serviceman’s hand as he’s saluting his commander-in-chief. Then – Gerald Ford, eat your heart out. Barack Obama bangs his head as he boards his helicopter.
    4. Joe Biden tells his wife that he had the choice of being either Secretary of State or vice-president – an offer that was news to Obama aides and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton when Jill Biden spilled the beans on Oprah.
    3. Gordon Brown presents the new President with: a pen holder carved from the timbers of HMS Gannett, a sister ship of HMS Resolute; the commissioning certificate of HMS Resolute; and a seven-volume biography of Winston Churchill. In return, the Prime minister gets 25 DVDS, which don’t work in Britain.
    2. Joe Biden tells a former Senate colleague who addresses him as “Mr Vice-President” to “give me a f—ing break”.
    1. The latest one takes the biscuit. Barack Obama jokes about the disabled on the Jay Leno show. Afterwards, he calls the head of the Special Olympics to apologize.

  3. vinegartits

    This presidency is crashing and burning faster than I ever thought possible.

  4. Molly

    *le sigh* when did conservatives get the lockdown on the comment sections of gossip sites?

  5. amy

    Shouldn’t he have been off presidenting or something more important than this? Give me a break.

  6. Xicana

    I’m with you, Molly, but I just don’t care enough about what conservatives have to say to actually comment back.

  7. Martiniman

    Heard a rumor that Al Gore has been posting under the name Action Jackson lately…

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