Of all the disappointments of Obama’s first year, and yes, there have been a few, this might be the most disappointing and striking glimpse into how isolated and insular life in the White House can be: they have hired America’s most hated comedian, Jay Leno, to be the keynote speaker at the annual White House correspondents dinner. Can you say tone deaf?
I mean, even the Bush White House had some cool people like Stephen Colbert perform at their correspondents dinners. So Jay Leno, a guy everybody despises these days, being picked during the Obama administration is just…I don’t know. Leno? LENO?!?! He’s the fucking worst!
And here all along I just presumed Obama was a Conan guy!