Heckuva Job, Larry

On Comedy Central, the joke was on President Obama Wednesday night.

The president had come, on the eve of what will almost certainly be the loss of his governing majority, to plead his case before Jon Stewart, gatekeeper of the disillusioned left. But instead of displaying the sizzle that won him an army of youthful supporters two years ago, Obama had a Brownie moment.

The Daily Show host was giving Obama a tough time about hiring the conventional and Clintonian Larry Summers as his top economic advisor.

"In fairness," the president replied defensively, "Larry Summers did a heckuva job."

"You don’t want to use that phrase, dude," Stewart recommended with a laugh.

Dana Milbank, Washington Post

I really don’t think it was "pun intended" but Obama didn’t look defensive. Take a look at the video for yourself. It’s right in the beginning of part three.

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

  1. SouthWabashSoul says

    I think the joke’s on us.

  2. fresnodan says

    “I really don’t think it was “pun intended” but Obama didn’t look defensive”
    So the president believes Larry Summers advised him well?

    1. Edward Harrison says

      It appears he does.

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