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Remember when Bill Clinton appeared on Arsearsenioclintonneo Hall's late night talk show? At the time, some critics thought it was undignified for a man who was trying to become President of the United States to go on a common talk show. Wow! Times have sure changed. Last night Barack Obama was on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. We've never had a sitting President sit in on a talk show. I thought Barack was great and what was most impressive was his ability to appear like a regular guy. He told a few funny stories about his kids riding on Marine One and about getting the family dog. Many people have said our last President was quite charming in person. However, it always seemed like he was guarded and wasn't sure what to say next. The only mistake Obama made was when he was joking about his poor bowling skills and said he should be in the Special Olympics. He apologized before the interview even aired. How important is it for a President to be good on a late night talk show? Not very, but I did enjoy the fact that Obama seemed like a real person and not a politician who seemed out of touch with all of us.

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