Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Obama Calls Kanye West a "Jackass"

Speaking of bipartisanship, I don't think anyone's going to seriously disagree with President Obama on this one:

President Obama called musician Kanye West a "jackass" during an interview Monday with CNBC, an ABC News anchor reported to his followers on Twitter. But the tweet caused some red faces at ABC, and the network soon apologized for publicizing what had apparently been an off-the-record comment.

"Pres. Obama just called Kanye West a 'jackass' for his outburst at VMAs when Taylor Swift won. Now THAT'S presidential," "Nightline" co-anchor Terry Moran wrote Monday evening. Moran has more than 1 million followers on the microblogging service.

On a related note, Taylor Swift will appear on ABC's The View this morning. And West apologized repeatedly on the Jay Leno show last night. When Leno asked him what his mom would think of his behavior, West was speechless.