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March 18, 2009

A Little Warning For AIG


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)

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