Rolling Stone’s tongue-bath interview with President Obama

posted at 3:00 pm on September 28, 2010 by Ed Morrissey

I know, I know, it’s Rolling Stone but even that has at least a modicum of journalistic credibility, such as their evisceration of Barack Obama’s response to the Gulf spill that was both informative and challenging.  Of course, that story got written by a reporter.  This interview got conducted by the boss, Jann Wenner, who obviously feels a need to intervene in Obama’s failing fortunes.  And not with any subtlety, either, as the first question demonstrates:

When you came into office, you felt you would be able to work with the other side. When did you realize that the Republicans had abandoned any real effort to work with you and create bipartisan policy?

An answer comes after this question, which is rather amazing, considering how far Wenner had perched his head inside the President’s colon; it must have been difficult to hear it.  Gee, Jann, could that moment have come when Nancy Pelosi locked Republicans out of the process of writing the very first bill Obama wanted, Porkulus?  Or perhaps, when challenged on that, when Obama himself replied, “I won”?  Lest anyone forgets, that moment came on Day 3 of the Obama presidency.

And then Obama proceeds to whine for three paragraphs about how Republicans wouldn’t support policies they have never supported, as if he suddenly paid attention to the GOP for the first time in his life on his first day as President.  Obama also whines about the abuse of the filibuster despite the fact that Obama is the first President to ever have voted to filibuster a Supreme Court nominee.

Oh, and about the Gulf spill and the utter lack of response from Obama and the administration that Rolling Stone documented so well?  Wenner skirts the entire issue by just asking why Ken Salazar hasn’t been fired for not reforming MMS before the spill:

Let me ask you about the Gulf oil spill. British Petroleum fired Tony Hayward, so my question is: Why does Interior Secretary Ken Salazar still have his job? The corruption at Minerals Management Service was widely known at the time he came into office, as was reported several times in Rolling Stone and other places, and that’s what helped the Gulf disaster to happen.

That’s the entirety of Wenner’s questions on the Gulf disaster and the documented incompetence shown by the Obama White House.  It’s as if he didn’t read his own magazine.  Imagine if Wenner had an exclusive interview with George Bush five months after Katrina and had only asked about Michael Brown being fired.

Frankly, that was enough for me, but The Corner has done a good job of picking out some of the more entertaining moments.  Apparently, that silly war on Fox News is still on at the White House:

“You had folks like Hearst who used their newspapers very intentionally to promote their viewpoints. I think Fox is part of that tradition – it is part of the tradition that has a very clear, undeniable point of view,” Obama said.

Unsurprisingly, Obama called Fox’s voice “a point of view that I disagree with. It’s a point of view that I think is ultimately destructive for the long-term growth of a country that has a vibrant middle class and is competitive in the world.”

“But as an economic enterprise, it’s been wildly successful. And I suspect that if you ask Mr. Murdoch what his number one concern is, it’s that Fox is very successful.”

Obama takes a little more care about angering Tea Party activists, giving most of them grudging credit but reminding Wenner that it has “darker” aspects to it:

“I think the Tea Party is an amalgam, a mixed bag of a lot of different strains in American politics that have been there for a long time. There are some strong and sincere libertarians who are in the Tea Party who generally don’t believe in government intervention in the market or socially. There are some social conservatives in the Tea Party who are rejecting me the same way they rejected Bill Clinton, the same way they would reject any Democratic president as being too liberal or too progressive. There are strains in the Tea Party that are troubled by what they saw as a series of instances in which the middle-class and working-class people have been abused or hurt by special interests and Washington, but their anger is misdirected.

“And then there are probably some aspects of the Tea Party that are a little darker, that have to do with anti-immigrant sentiment or are troubled by what I represent as the president. So I think it’s hard to characterize the Tea Party as a whole, and I think it’s still defining itself.”

He didn’t seem quite so reticent about scolding his own supporters for their lack of enthusiasm, though:

“It is inexcusable for any Democrat or progressive right now to stand on the sidelines in this midterm election. There may be complaints about us not having gotten certain things done, not fast enough, making certain legislative compromises. But right now, we’ve got a choice between a Republican Party that has moved to the right of George Bush and is looking to lock in the same policies that got us into these disasters in the first place, versus an administration that, with some admitted warts, has been the most successful administration in a generation in moving progressive agendas forward.

“The idea that we’ve got a lack of enthusiasm in the Democratic base, that people are sitting on their hands complaining, is just irresponsible…It has been hard, and we’ve got some lumps to show for it. But if people now want to take their ball and go home, that tells me folks weren’t serious in the first place.”

Democrats will probably turn out, although not nearly as much as they did in 2008, but that’s to be expected.  Midterms usually get lower turnouts.  The problem isn’t so much the Democratic turnout as it is the Republican turnout, highly motivated as it is, and how the independents have abandoned Obama and the Democrats.  All Obama can do now is hope to generate a base turnout that will do for him what Karl Rove engineered for George W. Bush in 2002 and 2004.

Will this interview improve Obama’s prospects, and that of his party, in the election?  Doubtful.  Rolling Stone aims at the base, not the independent voters, and the base will hardly be inspired by Obama’s negative incentive of Republican victory in their absence.  Given that has been obvious for months, a presidential reminder is neither required or effective.


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“How did he take notes while giving a foot massage?”

Akzed on September 28, 2010 at 3:02 PM

Rolling Stone’s tongue-bath interview with President Obama
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I wonder if Rahm Emanuel was holding the soap,er,Listerine I mean!(sarc).

canopfor on September 28, 2010 at 3:02 PM

…considering how far Wenner had perched his head inside the President’s colon

Still laughing over this. Terrible image, though. Just awful… :)

Bee on September 28, 2010 at 3:03 PM

….and people keep making the claim that smoking pot does no harm.

Skandia Recluse on September 28, 2010 at 3:03 PM

the “Martyr”

rob verdi on September 28, 2010 at 3:04 PM

Barney Frank was excited to hear that!(sarc).

canopfor on September 28, 2010 at 3:04 PM

Translation: “So Mr. President, Boxer or Briefs?”

portlandon on September 28, 2010 at 3:04 PM

My stomach went queasy when I read that title…..bleh

cmsinaz on September 28, 2010 at 3:05 PM

Is Rolling Stone looking for a bailout? Or is Jann Wenner simply bucking to be named Fairness Doctrine Czar?

VastRightWingConspirator on September 28, 2010 at 3:05 PM

“Mr. President, talk about how awesome you are in comparison to how badly the Teabaggers and Republicans suck.”

– Jann Wenner

fossten on September 28, 2010 at 3:05 PM

Somwwhere in this,is a Brazilian!!!

canopfor on September 28, 2010 at 3:05 PM

Has this country ever has a sitting president give such a partisan hack interview to a pointless, tired rag of a magazine?

This guy gives ZERO thought to foreign enemies and the economy.

He is clinically obsessed with Americans who disagree with him.

Does he really think that if opposition to him disappeared overnight, that his crappy policies would be working better?

Barack Obama is severely delusional, that’s all I can conclude.

NoDonkey on September 28, 2010 at 3:05 PM

PANTLOAD media or LAPDOG media……their new nicknames seem so….so…..impotent.

PappyD61 on September 28, 2010 at 3:06 PM

Rolling Stone’s tongue-bath interview with President Obama
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Mr President,were making tea,would you like 1 or 2
teabags……………………………

in your teacup…………………………

or tea pot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

canopfor on September 28, 2010 at 3:07 PM

Tingles will be talking about this piece today no doubt……

cmsinaz on September 28, 2010 at 3:08 PM

is this a repost of a 2008 interview?

WTF country are these Rolling Stoners living in? Did they ask him if he’s going to legalize pot by EXORDER, kinda like he closed Gitmo?…oh wait…?!?!?

ted c on September 28, 2010 at 3:09 PM

What do you expect from the guy who put a BULGING Al Gore on his cover?

wildweasel on September 28, 2010 at 3:09 PM

That post header goes to 11.

Bravo, Ed.

The Ugly American on September 28, 2010 at 3:09 PM

Ugh,thats somewhere,not Somwwhere!

canopfor on September 28, 2010 at 3:10 PM

“Ms. Wenner, we have this article we have wrote in your name. Sign your name here and we’re all good.”

“Sure Mr. Super-Duper President.”

portlandon on September 28, 2010 at 3:10 PM

Thank goodness Mr. Morrissey gave us the script instead of having had us watch.

fourdeucer on September 28, 2010 at 3:11 PM

“Mr President, is it hard being so awesome when those poopy-head Republicans are so nasty?”

Farmer_Joe on September 28, 2010 at 3:11 PM

Coming November……………….

Hopey gets a Tongue Lashing by Tea Party Patriots……..

canopfor on September 28, 2010 at 3:11 PM

When you came into office, you felt you would be able to work with the other side. When did you realize that the Republicans had abandoned any real effort to work with you and create bipartisan policy?

When you came into office, you felt you would be able to completely jack boot the other side. When did you realize that the Republicans had not completely abandoned America and would not supinely obey all your commands in your very real effort to destroy all the work of Americas Founding Fathers?

Luka on September 28, 2010 at 3:12 PM

…considering how far Wenner had perched his head inside the President’s colon

Still laughing over this. Terrible image, though. Just awful… :)

Bee on September 28, 2010 at 3:03 PM

Think Lt. Harris – Police Academy.

oldfiveanddimer on September 28, 2010 at 3:12 PM

In other Wenner news, the facility he controls known as “The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame” issued their 15 nominees for the next induction today.

To their credit, there are some great ones-Chuck Willis, Dr. John, Laura Nyro, Donovan, Darlene Love, Tom Waits, Alice Cooper and Neil Diamond-but also included are LL Cool J and Chic.

Del Dolemonte on September 28, 2010 at 3:13 PM

Jimmy Carter must have been reading the article on the airplane when he got sick.

Brat on September 28, 2010 at 3:13 PM

Hannity talking about this and tingles……
Heh

cmsinaz on September 28, 2010 at 3:13 PM

Better headline:

Rolling Stone Writer and Prez get High, Make Shit Up.

GarandFan on September 28, 2010 at 3:14 PM

Similar: Network News EXCLUSIVE: President Obama’s Shoes Taste Like Ambrosia

Mervis Winter on September 28, 2010 at 3:16 PM

Hannity talking about this and tingles……
Heh

cmsinaz on September 28, 2010 at 3:13 PM

cmsinaz: Haha,Tingle-Mania!!:)

canopfor on September 28, 2010 at 3:16 PM

Hey check it out found a dollar, I wonder if Rolling Stone is for sale?

LincolntheHun on September 28, 2010 at 3:17 PM

The cover says it all.

Cover interview BJ : Obama is TEH GREATEST EVAH AND DON’T EVEN TRY TO DENY IT BECAUSE WE WON’T.

Sidebars: The “Darker Aspects of the Tea Party” or something. BE AFRAID! BE VERY AFRAID!

“Washed-up white hate-spewer Eminem’s Monster Comeback” that nobody but the undereducated dolts who buy his schock care about.

“60′s Talentless Fossil Neil Young doing something or other”

Very, VERY important magazine these days, isn’t it?

Good Lt on September 28, 2010 at 3:17 PM

This guy is a mental mess. Whining agaaaaain…..

“And then there are probably some aspects of the Tea Party that are a little darker,

Darker? Race baiting?

that have to do with anti-immigrant sentiment

No. We’re talking about ILLEGAL immigration.

or are troubled by what I represent as the president.

And what, precisely, do you represent? Incompetence. Why should we like someone who has no respect for millions of decent, hard working taxpayers?

So I think it’s hard to characterize the Tea Party as a whole, and I think it’s still defining itself.”

Well, we know who we are. Too bad you can’t figure it out.

Cody1991 on September 28, 2010 at 3:19 PM

“The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame” + LL Cool J
Del Dolemonte on September 28, 2010 at 3:13 PM

.
Momma said knock you out

LincolntheHun on September 28, 2010 at 3:20 PM

r are troubled by what I represent as the president.

Yeah. It’s the marxism that troubles us.

rbj on September 28, 2010 at 3:20 PM

This interview confirms what Rush has been saying: “He’s destroying the country on purpose.”

He considers everything he’s passed to be helping us, and that his special interests don’t harm the country but the others do, even though placing almost any “special interest” above the general good is bad.

Rolling Stone now has less credibility as a “news” magazine with me than Playboy does.

PastorJon on September 28, 2010 at 3:21 PM

Killing rock ‘n’ roll wasn’t enough for Jann Wenner. Now he wants to take the whole country down, too.

tsj017 on September 28, 2010 at 3:23 PM

Canopfor, indeed :)

cmsinaz on September 28, 2010 at 3:23 PM

“The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame” + LL Cool J

Del Dolemonte on September 28, 2010 at 3:13 PM

.
Momma said knock you out

LincolntheHun on September 28, 2010 at 3:20 PM

And to round out the list, other nominees include the J. Geils Band, Beastie Boys, Bon Jovi, Donna Summer and the great Joe Tex.

Del Dolemonte on September 28, 2010 at 3:23 PM

Obama also whines about the abuse of the filibuster despite the fact that Obama is the first President to ever have voted to filibuster a Supreme Court nominee.

all you can say about the abuse of the filibuster is a pathetic, irrelevant reference to obama’s vote as a senator?

sesquipedalian on September 28, 2010 at 3:23 PM

“60′s Talentless Fossil Neil Young doing something or other”

Very, VERY important magazine these days, isn’t it?

Good Lt on September 28, 2010 at 3:17 PM

To be fair to Neil, I’ve heard some of his upcoming album and it’s not too bad. He’s also doing a reunion next month with the other 2 surviving members of Buffalo Springfield for his annual benefit concert. That would be Stephen Stills and Richie Furay.

Del Dolemonte on September 28, 2010 at 3:25 PM

It’s one thing for Obama to lie, and have many believe it. It’s another for the MEDIA to believe it.

Paul-Cincy on September 28, 2010 at 3:29 PM

all you can say about the abuse of the filibuster is a pathetic, irrelevant reference to obama’s vote as a senator?

sesquipedalian on September 28, 2010 at 3:23 PM

LOL, citing a 3 year old C-BS “News” opinion piece that cites the equally paertisan McLatchy “News Service” won’t help you here, kiddo. Did their “projection” bear fruit? Seems to me you would have cited something more recent if it had.

Del Dolemonte on September 28, 2010 at 3:31 PM

President Crybaby

ernie on September 28, 2010 at 3:31 PM

When did bipartisanship leave the scene of the accident?

Day 2.

tarpon on September 28, 2010 at 3:31 PM

It’s one thing for Obama to lie, and have many believe it. It’s another for the MEDIA to believe it.

Paul-Cincy on September 28, 2010 at 3:29 PM

That’s how they got him elected.

Del Dolemonte on September 28, 2010 at 3:32 PM

It’s gotten so bad that the lack of journalistic integrity (as well as Mr. President’s blind ignorance) doesn’t even surprise me anymore. This article smells like desperation, as if the president himself wrote the questions! That wouldn’t surprise me either. What a weak, pantywaist crybaby. Oh boo hoo, FOX news, waaaa, Fox news…BUCK UP YOUR OWN SORRY SELF, BUCKEROO.

scalleywag on September 28, 2010 at 3:33 PM

These Obama anus-lickers like Jann Wenner are getting more and more nauseating each and every day…

Fuzzlenutter on September 28, 2010 at 3:34 PM

It’s worth mentioning that referring to BP as “British Petroleum” is no longer accurate.

Red Cloud on September 28, 2010 at 3:38 PM

To be fair to Neil, I’ve heard some of his upcoming album and it’s not too bad. He’s also doing a reunion next month with the other 2 surviving members of Buffalo Springfield for his annual benefit concert. That would be Stephen Stills and Richie Furay.

Del Dolemonte on September 28, 2010 at 3:25 PM

I’m sorry. I like CSNY, but I always felt, and I can’t be moved on this, that Neil Young is the most over-rated artist of any decade ever.

Whiny voice. Mediocre – frankly boring – songwriting. Hippy-dippyism that can be ignored if it weren’t for the terribleness of his music.

I. Can’t. STAND. Neil Young. But kudos if you can take him.

Thatisall :-)

Good Lt on September 28, 2010 at 3:39 PM

Seriously folks, now that is teabagging.

Caper29 on September 28, 2010 at 3:51 PM

Del Dolemonte on September 28, 2010 at 3:25 PM

I really like Neil Young’s music (goes well with lager) but I wouldn’t go to a concert of his unless I was handsomely compensated.

Besides the fact of the inevitable hippie rants, the crowd would be irritating and geriatric rock stars depress me.

NoDonkey on September 28, 2010 at 3:54 PM

Unsurprisingly, Obama called Fox’s voice “a point of view that I disagree with. It’s a point of view that I think is ultimately destructive for the long-term growth of a country that has a vibrant middle class and is competitive in the world.”
“But as an economic enterprise, it’s been wildly successful. And I suspect that if you ask Mr. Murdoch what his number one concern is, it’s that Fox is very successful.”

Did it ever occur to Obama that “Fox (News) is very successful” BECAUSE its “voice is a point of view” that people like to hear?

“I think the Tea Party is an amalgam, a mixed bag

Teabaggers!!!

And then there are probably some aspects of the Tea Party that are a little darker,

The Tea Party is darker? The media say it’s full of white people! What happened to all those bitter clingers?

an administration that, with some admitted warts, has been the most successful administration in a generation in moving progressive agendas forward.

Moving progressive agendas forward=the biggest wart of all.

Barack Hussein Obama rolling with the stoned.

Steve Z on September 28, 2010 at 3:54 PM

..ummm, Ed, can you use “tongue-bath” on Hot Air? I thought that would attract the ban hammer.

The War Planner on September 28, 2010 at 3:54 PM

a Republican Party that has moved to the right of George Bush and is looking to lock in the same policies that got us into these disasters in the first place

repeat a lie often enough and it will become some people’s truth…

versus an administration that, with some admitted warts, has been the most successful administration in a generation in moving progressive agendas forward.

resulting in a tidal wave of public support for cadidates running on a platform of repealing it.

Scrappy on September 28, 2010 at 3:57 PM

all you can say about the abuse of the filibuster is a pathetic, irrelevant reference to obama’s vote as a senator?

sesquipedalian on September 28, 2010 at 3:23 PM

Are you really that stupid?

Cloture votes do not equal filibusters.

Glad to see your government indoctrination public school educatin is paying off. Moron.

Dominion on September 28, 2010 at 3:57 PM

I used to read Rolling Stone way back in highschool. When it had that newspaper feel.

The following is a list of Rolling Stone covers I’ve passed on the newstands that they’ve attempted to increase sales with that in my days would have been akin to putting Donny and Marie and alternating with Bobby Sherman: Lady Gaga, Jonas Brothers, Ashton Kutcher, the Glee cast, Miley Cyrus and if I am NOT mistaken, Justin Beiber.

Marcus on September 28, 2010 at 4:12 PM

An answer comes after this question, which is rather amazing, considering how far Wenner had perched his head inside the President’s colon; it must have been difficult to hear it.

You’re forgitting which orifice Obama usually talks out of. He’s just trying to hear him better.

Polynath on September 28, 2010 at 4:14 PM

It’s as if he didn’t read his own magazine.

LOL. “Rolling Stone” is now for crazy Moonbat truthers. I would not be shocked if he didn’t read him own, lame rag.

The music they cover sucks too. I have no idea what is better for the birdcage…”Time” or the mossy “Rolling Stone”.

They are a good example of a bad example. Matt Taibi is a apparachik hack.

Gob on September 28, 2010 at 4:16 PM

And to round out the list, other nominees include the J. Geils Band, Beastie Boys, Bon Jovi, Donna Summer and the great Joe Tex.

Del Dolemonte on September 28, 2010 at 3:23 PM

LOL Del. “Rolling Stone” would be a BILLION times better if only they skipped Turkmanbama and instead went with the peeps you listed above (even the late, great Joe Tex!).

Gob on September 28, 2010 at 4:26 PM

Del Dolemonte on September 28, 2010 at 3:23 PM

J geils Band – hell yea – Love stinks – Centerfold – Freeze frame
The others meh

LincolntheHun on September 28, 2010 at 4:26 PM

Obama takes a little more care about angering Tea Party activists, giving most of them grudging credit but reminding Wenner that it has “darker” aspects to it.

Speaking of “darker aspects” in politics (and by “dark” I mean sinister) Obama and King Shamir Shabaaz both hate fox news, so he has at least one soldier to “Fight back”.

A video recently released by Election Journal shows New Black Panther Party member King Samir Shabazz railing against the media and defending his remarks calling for the death of white babies.

The video, which includes a date stamp of August 9, 2010 and says it takes place in Harlem, features the hate-spewing King Samir attacking Fox: “This is what King Samir and the Philadelphia chapter, along with the guidance and leadership of attorney Malik Shabazz, has been doing that you don’t hear about from Fox Jews; I’m sorry, Fox News.”

No word on what they think of CSPAN which broadcast whistleblower testimony about the D.O.J.’s, dare I say, “darker” policies about equal treatment under the law/voting rights.

Buy Danish on September 28, 2010 at 4:30 PM

COME on don’t act surprised !!
You really didnt think this bunch of Communists, marxists and socialists wouldnt resort to blatant manipulation of themedia in a pull out all the stops propaganda blitz before the election
IF Fox News is so dangerous isnt it reasonable to conclude that having these same viewers turn out to vote would be a threat to the public safety ? Is it to far fetched to think that stealing the election is not going to be enough that ZERO might try martial law to prevent votes?

ELMO Q on September 28, 2010 at 4:30 PM

Øbama has one thing right: The Tea Party is troubled by what he represents as the president, but I wouldn’t call it one of the darker aspects considering they put that on their signs in big, bold letters.

Kafir on September 28, 2010 at 4:35 PM

I really like Neil Young’s music (goes well with lager) but I wouldn’t go to a concert of his unless I was handsomely compensated.

Besides the fact of the inevitable hippie rants, the crowd would be irritating and geriatric rock stars depress me.

NoDonkey on September 28, 2010 at 3:54 PM

I’ve seen Neil live twice-first in the 1970s with the Stills-Young Band (so-so) and then in 2000 with those three other guys. Now that was a show, especially when he and Croz and Stills traded off guitar licks on “Keep On Rockin’ In The Free World”. Amazing stuff!

Del Dolemonte on September 28, 2010 at 4:37 PM

Soft kitty, warm kitty
Little ball of furr
Lazy kitty, pretty kitty
purr, purr, purr…

Fallon on September 28, 2010 at 4:50 PM

Jann Wenner and Obama made a date afterward to meet at a Chicago bathhouse.

LOL, Jann’s in the Andrew Sullivan “I wish I could have Obama’s baby; don’t youi think Hawaii would be a great place to get married” cliche.

Mister Ghost on September 28, 2010 at 4:51 PM

LOL, make that clique.

Mister Ghost on September 28, 2010 at 4:54 PM

By the way, it was more like sucking face than tongue bath. )))

Mister Ghost on September 28, 2010 at 4:56 PM

Jann Wenner and Obama made a date afterward to meet at a Chicago bathhouse.

LOL, Jann’s in the Andrew Sullivan “I wish I could have Obama’s baby; don’t youi think Hawaii would be a great place to get married” cliche.

Mister Ghost on September 28, 2010 at 4:51 PM

Yep, he left his wifey for a man.

Jann’s mentor and RS co-founder Ralph J. Gleason would be sad to see how far Jann has taken their magazine down the crapper.

Del Dolemonte on September 28, 2010 at 5:03 PM

When you came into office, you felt you would be able to work with the other side were God’s gift to humanity. When did you realize that the Republicans MSM had abandoned any real effort to work with you and create bipartisan policy to suggest otherwise?

nico on September 28, 2010 at 5:22 PM

Obama’s individual salvation of his political career depends on the collective koolaid-drinking editors bashing his critics. This article represents their best jump-the-shark mode. Oh, and where are the JOBS? Where is the congressional BUDGET? How much will our taxes increase?

TN Mom on September 28, 2010 at 5:25 PM

These two queens need to get a room together and stay in there until their personal issues have been resolved .

It seems our president always has time for a reach around from the press.

DeweyWins on September 28, 2010 at 5:47 PM

“It is inexcusable for any Democrat or progressive right now to stand on the sidelines in this midterm election.”

The Democrat candidates who refuse to appear alongside Obama when he comes to their hometowns are themselves sitting on the sidelines. If the Democrat candidates won’t stand up for Obama’s failed policies, why should their voters? LOL!

TN Mom on September 28, 2010 at 6:00 PM

I wish those fifteen million people out of work would quit whining and buck up!

Mr_Magoo on September 28, 2010 at 6:06 PM

Jann Wenner aka Julio surely deserves a Pull-it’s-her Prize for this fanzine interview.

onlineanalyst on September 28, 2010 at 6:53 PM

I think this is most telling, in a most unassuring way…he came back to the interview to give the rant on “inexcusable” and “irresponsible” and did some finger jabbing for good measure:

[Signaled by his aides, the president brings the interview to a close and leaves the Oval Office. A moment later, however, he returns to the office and says that he has one more thing to add. He speaks with intensity and passion, repeatedly stabbing the air with his finger.]

KittyLowrey on September 28, 2010 at 7:01 PM

KittyLowrey on September 28, 2010 at 7:01 PM

So we have found something on which he can show emotion…

slickwillie2001 on September 28, 2010 at 8:04 PM

Irony is indignant. He rants at Fox and give interview to RS.

The thin-skinned teenager w/b funny were he not so maliciously destructive.

Schadenfreude on September 28, 2010 at 9:04 PM

They should have asked what it’s like to be a one hit wonder of a president… Hope & Change went straight to the top of the charts and stayed there long enough to get him elected… Since then it;s been down, down, down… and the Summer of the Bummer… Dude.

RalphyBoy on September 29, 2010 at 10:01 AM