It sounded like a prank at the time — on the night of Sept. 11, as news emerged about the storming of the U.S. Embassy in Cairo and an assault on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, word leaked that President Obama would appear the following week on “Late Show with David Letterman.” Certainly he’d cancel in light of the deaths in Libya, right?
Today, “The Daily Show” has announced that Obama will make his sixth appearance with Jon Stewart on Oct. 18. Yes, this Jon Stewart:
Jon Stewart blasts ‘f*cking crazy’ GOP candidates huff.to/RTlScC
— Huffington Post (@HuffingtonPost) October 12, 2012
We can see the attraction. Will President Eye Candy bring a gift basket to his gracious host? Will Stewart lead with a question on BenghaziGate?
@weeklystandard Wow. Really dissappointing. This president want to be a celebrity, not a leader.
— Heidi Spaide (@HeidiSpaide) October 12, 2012
@weeklystandard Pretty soon he’s going to be a standard!
— Gordon Lukesh (@gwlucky) October 12, 2012
@weeklystandard But he doesn’t have time to meet BN of Israel.
— Keenereader (@remotolapacho) October 12, 2012
@weeklystandard Maybe he can work there (Ed McMann) in January.
— Liane Vinson (@liane2552) October 12, 2012
@weeklystandard “nero fiddled whle Rome burned’. What else is there 2 say.Obama more comfortable w/his imaginary celebrity than w/reality.
— wc4mitt (@4vines) October 12, 2012
— MPal (@texasaunt) October 12, 2012
Obama: national security issues keep me on a need to know basis but when Jon Stewart calls to have me on the daily show, patch me in.
— Yun Sun Cho (@conservativecho) October 12, 2012
I hear Obama’s going to be on The Daily Show. I wonder what foreign leader he had to blow off to book that gig.
— Austin Glass (@austimo) October 12, 2012
Hey, he doesn’t just blow off foreign leaders. Even the U.S. press is begging for some quality Obama time.
Obama holds record for ignoring WH Press, but he’ll be on the Daily Show again on Oct 18 – bit.ly/TmmRPB
— DanRiehl (@DanRiehl) October 12, 2012
— Kathleen McKinley (@KatMcKinley) October 12, 2012
Or maybe “Dancing Around the Constitution”?