Why was Big Guy on Jay Leno’s show last night?
Because he had important issues he wished to discuss with world leaders and the American people.
First, for Vladimir Putin, BO wanted to let him know that he’s “disappointed” with him for granting Edward Snowden asylum.
"There have been times where they slip back into Cold War thinking and a Cold War mentality. What I continually say to them and to President [Vladimir] Putin, 'That's the past. We've got to think about the future.'"
Unfortunately, just like with those pesky Islamists, if they are at war with you, you are at war with them. And if you don’t know it, or choose not to acknowledge it, you lose.
So if Pooty was watching, I’m sure he’ll get a hold of BO and apologize for his boorish behavior; or bearish, as the case may be.
THIS JUST IN: BO cancels September one-on-one meeting with Pooty in Moscow: that’ll show him!
And speaking of the unspeakable war on terror; BO honored Jay by using his show as the springboard for addressing the American people on the most current terrorist warnings issued by his State Department. If you were able to stay up and watch, you would have seen Big Guy advise us that the current al Qaeda threats that required the closing of embassies around the globe are just a reminder of his success:
"It's a reminder that for all the progress we've made ... this radical, violent extremism is still out there. We've got to stay on top of it."
Good idea! Why didn’t somebody think of that before we left Ambassador Stevens and his associates defenseless in Benghazi?
And Big Guy went on to explain that when he said that al Qaeda was “on its heels” last October what he meant was al Qaeda in Pahk-ee-stahn and Afghan-ees-stahn. Not necessarily in the Middle East where things remain dangerous.
Still, he doesn’t want us over-reacting. Better to under-react: rule #1 from “no drama Obama.”
So don’t cancel your trip to Europe, just be careful and remember:
“The odds of dying in a terrorist attack are a lot lower than they are of dying in a car accident, unfortunately.” [ed. “unfortunately” – don’t we think we could word that a little less “unfortunately?”]
Of course some people’s odds are always higher than others, and past performance is no guarantee of future results.
And then, on to the fun stuff; as the Tonight Show with Jay Leno is a comedy show, after all:
In lighter notes, Obama said he had invited his former secretary of state, Hillary Clinton, to her recent lunch at the White House and described her as having a post-administration "glow."
And Jay wasn’t afraid to ask about Hill’s plans for 2016:
Asked by Leno whether the former first lady and potential 2016 presidential candidate had "measured the drapes" while she was there, Obama said no.
"Keep in mind she's been there before," he joked. "She doesn't have to measure them."
And do you know another first lady who might be interested in continuing to occupy the White House in 2016? That’s right, Lady M! And she’s not only measured the drapes, she’s worn them. On many occasions.
MO, channeling the curtains:
Now “drapes” - that’s a whole different category:
That might benefit from a bit more work.
Oh, and I almost forgot – also from Jay’s interview: We DO NOT spy on Americans. And you can take that to the bank. Where we’ll track your deposit.
Cross-Posted on Patriot Action Network