First the Villagers were all upset because President Obama was being calm and not pounding the podium about the spill in the Gulf. “Show some temper!” they raged. Now some are worked up because he used the word “ass” in an interview with Matt Lauer.
Becky Quick, who co-hosts Squawk Box with lead anchor Joe Kernen and co-host Carl Quintanilla, slapped Obama for using unpresidential language in an interview he knew would be aired as children prepared for school.
“If you’re the president of the United States and you go on the Today Show which is a morning show, where you’re going to have a lot of kids sitting around watching this, I think you choose your words more carefully,” said Quick. “Using the A word when you are on the Today Show talking with Matt Lauer, yeah, that disturbs me. But I also think that this is a way of trying to prove that I’m mad, to do exactly what everybody’s been pushing me to do, and it doesn’t ring true.”
The only point I’ll agree with them on is that the president doesn’t pull off the anger bit too well, which is probably why he doesn’t do it. Other than that, get a grip.
Jon Stewart puts it in perspective.
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