60 Minute Gigglefest
President Obama gave his longest interview so far to Steve Kroft on CBS’s “60 Minutes” Sunday night, and he couldn’t seem to stop laughing about all of the problems facing our nation. The president’s uncontrollable giggling prompted Kroft to ask him if he was suffering from an interesting affliction:
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STEVE KROFT, “60 MINUTES”: You’re sitting here, and you are laughing about some of these problems. Are people going to look at this and say he’s sitting there just making jokes about money? How do you deal with this? I mean explain the mood and your laughter.
BARACK OBAMA, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: Well, yes, I mean, there’s got to be…
KROFT: Are you punch drunk?
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For those of you unfamiliar with the term, the Gateway Pundit blog points out that “punch drunk” is a state induced by suffering a brain injury that is a result of repeated head blows and is typically marked by mental confusion, incoordination and slurred speech.
Great first impression, Mr. President, but we’ll give you and Mr. Kroft the benefit of the doubt. Perhaps Mr. Kroft was referring to the 2002 movie “Punch Drunk Love”?
We’ll let you decide.
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