President Obama saved the best for last, as he appeared with David Letterman last night following a barrage of Sunday talk spots.
White House Press Secretary (PS2POTUS) kept quiet on the details at the press briefing yesterday:
Q. Does the President have any funny anecdotes for David Letterman tonight?
MR. GIBBS: Well, I’m not going to preview them here, for goodness sakes.
Q. Well, so we can get ready. (Laughter.)
MR. GIBBS: So that you can get ready? Well, that was first and foremost on the President’s mind this morning. No, he’s had a good rapport with David Letterman for quite some time. We did this before he became a senator and again on the presidential campaign, so it should be – I think it will be fun. But I also think, again, I think it’s a way of talking to people that may not get their news all from traditional outlets. So I think that’s an important way to continue the conversation.
The tone was relatively serious, with a buffering of family anecdotes, yielding good marks from the LA Times and other papers. Obama also took the opportunity to cover race, “”First of all, I think it’s important to realize that I was actually black before the election.”
Thank you to FishbowlDC for the PS2POTUS transcript, and Top 10 List. Here’s the full video of the appearance: