Late night host Jimmy Fallon stepped outside of his normal role as a funnyman to take some serious dings at President Barack Obama on Tuesday night's show.
During an interview with NBC News's Brian Williams, Fallon said, "It feels like, to me, that President Obama is playing soccer in Rio with kids and Hillary Clinton seems to be really stepping up, almost like she's being very presidential, I feel like. Isn't it weird?"Yes, it is very weird. And there is video at the link of Mr. Fallon speaking with Mr. Williams.
I do not approve of what is being done, I do not support the war on Libya -- one with no exit plan, golly, where have we seen that before -- but at least Hillary Clinton, who is not president, is before the American people explaining it. Barack Obama has been at Carnival. Because when things get tough, Mr. Obama bails.
Whether you agree with Hillary or not (I firmly do not), she has not shied away from what the administration is doing. Barack Obama, on the other hand, cannot be bothered with explaining to the American people what is going on or why it is going on. He must run topless on the beaches of Rio, you understand.
Katha Pollit (The Nation) has a blog post about the sexism currently. I hope you will read it. I believe Rebecca's going to be blogging about it tonight, so I will just link to it.
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