Don’t Go There, Mr. President

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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.

OBAMA: Right.

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.

OBAMA: Yeah.

LAUER: But I wanna show you the cover. Look what they did. They — they took you off the cover.

OBAMA: Yeah.

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 losing in* 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.