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Barack Obama: “He’s a Jackass”… Way to go, Obama!

September 16, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments

Why the hell would he be in hot water for this?  He is absolutely correct.  Its probably the first time the man has told the truth.

All snarking aside:  I love when a politician says what he really thinks and prove they have some sort of connection with the real world.  President Obama, I know protocol frowns on this, but bravo.

In off-the-record comments before a CNBC interview, President Obama described Kanye West as a “jackass” for interrupting Taylor Swift’s acceptance speech at the VMAs. TMZ has the audio here.

Obama is in hot water for calling West a jackass but ABC’s Terry Moran is in hotter water for tweeting it off a CNBC video feed. (By the way, how many networks share live video feeds, and why don’t they have rules about using a rival’s product?) I thought Obama sounded about as normal as I’ve ever heard him — he sounded like a person instead of a professor — until he referred to himself in the third person:

Obama: The young lady seems like a perfectly nice person. She’s getting her award. What’s he doing up there?

Question: Why did he do that?

Obama: He’s a jackass. [Laughter] No, now — this
– all this stuff — I’m assuming all this stuff. Where’s the pool?

Come on guys. Cut the President some slack. I got a lot of other stuff on my plate.”

Patterico’s Pontifications » “He’s a Jackass”

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