Update – 11:25 AM: More commentary here, including a quote “clarification” from a Swampland blog reader that, if true, still doesn’t change anything.
Newsbusters’ Warner Todd Huston has a partial transcript and video of President Obama being interviewed by NBC’s Matt Lauer prior to yesterday’s Super Bowl, in which President Obama proceeded to make fun of singer Jessica Simpson’s alleged “weight battle” (via Memeo):
Lauer: Yeah, well — let — let me show you. This is the — the current issue of — of Us Weekly.
Lauer: And here’s a great picture
Obama: Oh, it’s beautiful.
Lauer: — of — of you and — and Michelle and — and your daughters. Now, the — the reason I bring this up I think is funny. It’s a great picture.
Lauer: But I wanna show you the cover. Look what they did. They — they took you off the cover.
Lauer: They took you out of it.
Obama: It — it’s — it’s a little hurtful.
Lauer: You got replaced by Jessica Simpson.
Obama: Yeah, who’s losing a weight battle apparently. (LAUGHTER) Yeah. Oh, well.
Love the headline over at Malkin’s blog: President Glistening Pecs laughs at Jessica Simpson’s weight problem.
Gateway Pundit catches another PO money quote: “People think I’m cool.”
Yeah? I can’t wait to see the reax from The Usual Suspects on the left once they wake up this morning and read about this.
Exit question: Will Tony Romo step out and defend his gal’s honor?
Related: Amidst tabloid criticism, Hollywood women come to Jessica Simpson’s defense.