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New York Times Reviews Obama on Leno

Unbelievable.  Alessandra Stanley writes:

But overall Mr. Obama, the first sitting president to be a guest on “The Tonight Show,” delivered a familiarly smooth, winning performance in an unfamiliar setting – a fireside chat for the flat screen age.

Yes, he was positively Rooseveltian.  And here’s how she described the Special Olympics gaffe:

He had one impolitic moment when trying to make a self-deprecating joke about his bowling score of 129, saying, “That was like the Special Olympics or something.” But mostly he stayed benign and folksy even while discussing the need to undo bonuses, fix banks and regulate credit card rates.

It wasn’t impolitic, it was just mean.

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