U.S. President Barack Obama made history last night when he appeared on a comedy show, which some say further demeans the dignity of the highest office in the land.
Obama was a guest on the popular 'Daily Show With Jon Stewart,' last night.
Stewart, who is a Democrat, has been critical of Obama's politics in the past. But the political comedian/mock news anchorman took it easy on the commander-in-chief.
Stewart called Obama's attempts to reform healthcare "timid" and he jokingly referred to Obama's campaign slogan "YES WE CAN" as "Yes we can, given certain conditions, blah blah blah ... blah blah."
When Obama said, “Jon, I don’t want to lump you in with a lot of other pundits,” Stewart retorted with an equally cynical jab: “And I don’t mean to lump you in with other presidents.”
At one point, Stewart even called the president "dude" after Obama inadvertently echoed a famous George W. Bush gaffe by saying that his economic adviser, Lawrence H. Summers, had done “a heck of a job.”
Mr. Obama winced as the audience laughed at his wording and Mr. Stewart said, “You don’t want to use that phrase, dude.” [link]
Obama's next TV appearance will be on the History Channel's nerd fest 'MythBusters' next month.