Barack Obama may be the most eloquent politician on the scene today, but he laid a big one in yesterday’s interview with Matt Lauer.:
LAUER: Yeah, well — let — let me show you. This is the — the current issue of — of Us Weekly.
LAUER: And here’s a great picture —
OBAMA: Oh, it’s beautiful.
LAUER: — of — of you and — and Michelle and — and your daughters. Now, the — the reason I bring this up I think is funny. It’s a great picture.
LAUER: But I wanna show you the cover. Look what they did. They — they took you off the cover.
LAUER: They took you out of it.
OBAMA: It — it’s — it’s a little hurtful.
LAUER: You got replaced by Jessica Simpson.
OBAMA: Yeah, who’s
losingin* a weight battle apparently. (LAUGHTER) Yeah. Oh, well.
*Alert Swampland commenter travellingatlanta notes that the transcript that NBC put out was wrong. “Who’s losing a weight battle” is actually “who’s in a weight battle.” I went back and listened to the video, and it sounds that way to me, too. Which makes it slightly better. I guess. But in the future, Mr. President, just don’t go there.