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President Barack Obama on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno

March 20, 2009 by  

In case you weren’t able to stay up late enough to catch President Obama on THE TONIGHT SHOW with Jay Leno, here’s the interview.

It was ok. I was hoping for a little more. Clearly the entire interview was scripted. Obama knew exactly what he wanted to get across on the show and Jay was willing to lead him there.

The show wasn’t without a little controversy. While talking about his lack of bowling skills, Obama said he’d been practicing and had gotten his score up to 129.

“Oh, no, that’s very good,” Leno told Obama.
“It was like the Special Olympics or something,” said Obama.

It was a slip of the tongue but I knew he’d be paying for it today.

Other than that, the show went off without a hitch.

I understand that President Obama wants to be more transparent and wants the opportunity to talk more directly with the American people, but he needs to stop busting into the primetime schedule. Soon enough Leno is going to be on every night at 10pm. How about Obama just hang out with Jay then and leave IDOL, BONES, and other shows alone! Honestly, I know he has important stuff to say, and what he says is more important than Danny Gokey’s rendition of “The Gambler” or something, but we live the nonsense and the stress of the economy all the time.  Every day. How about you let us have our time so we can take a load off when we get home from work.


7 Responses to “President Barack Obama on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno”

  1. Martha on March 20th, 2009 8:00 am

    Love the joke about how the dog was a campaign promise 🙂

  2. Soham on March 20th, 2009 8:40 am

    Sure there is a lot of preparation goes before the actual interview. The interveiwer and interviewee both work together to put a good show for the people and rank well. As even great actors stumble now and then, small glitches do happen….good show.

  3. jack on March 20th, 2009 9:04 am

    I am disappointed in the person i voted for. This is not a man of change. This is a hate mongering, biggot whose true feelings come out when hes not reading his scripts. Its time eveyone steps up to protect the dignity of those less fortunite. Obama has becoma a boss tweed & biggots always fail.

  4. JacksonPollocksPainting on March 20th, 2009 9:35 am

    Here we go…

    Remind me to not read the comments when you post anything having to do with politics. The ignorance and arrogance is crazy.

    I did fall asleep early so thank you for posting this.

  5. 1461Days on March 20th, 2009 9:48 am

    I can understand your point about the evening hours of TV and the level of interruption that is involved but unless you listen to C-Span radio or continuously scan the news feeds like we do here at 1461 Days you would never hear about the things that are going on in this administration with out evening interruptions to the Television scheduling.

    We also enjoyed the jest about the dog being a campaign promise.

  6. paula on March 20th, 2009 1:22 pm

    I think everyone just needs to chill when it comes to a little slip of the tongue. So the special olympics comment was a little off (he was really making fun of HIS own bowling, no one else’s)…but he is human, as we all are.

  7. Toast with JAM on March 21st, 2009 5:10 am

    It was a great interview. If it wasn’t scripted there would be even more “missteps” like the Special Olympics moment. He’d be on the phone all week instead of all day apologizing if they’d let him go on without prepared statements.

    If this is what it takes to get mainstream America involved in politics then I’m all for it. If it seems cheesy, then look in the mirror at what everyone spends their free time doing….talking about reality tv and celebrity gossip. Obama isn’t going to get his message across as much on CNN as he is on a talk show, so that’s where he went. I wish it had been on David Letterman, though. Leno is so annoying to me usually (as an interviewer, not a person). I enjoyed the whole interview and was so happy that Garth was the musical guest. Now THAT’s a show!

    No news stories today about how happy the makers of Starburst are. That was a great shoutout for them!