What made “The Rock Obama” sketch the other week on SNL so clever is that, despite his primarily cool demeanor, Obama does in fact get pissed off.
I captured the screen shot above during the Obama-Clinton debate in Pennsylvania last April — the one in which Gibson and Stephanopoulos were completely out of control, and Obama — at several points — let his pique show. (Johnson has the prolonged circumspection and the head cock right, but when Obama’s really not happy, you typically see it most in the tightened jaw.)
(images: SNL. ABC)