Obama Talks to David Letterman

The Barack Obama health plan media blitz ended on Monday night with an appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman.


But instead of his national health care system being the highlight of the interview, it was Obama's comments on race that stole the spotlight.

When Letterman asked Obama about Jimmy Carter's recent comments regarding the vitriolic reaction to his health care plan being rooted in racism, the commander-in-chief responded, "First of all, I think it's important to remember that I was actually black before the election."

Touche, President Obama. Touche.

And the good-humored president noted that, "One of the things you sign up for in politics is folks to yell at you."

Still, it wasn't all politics as Obama explained the real reason why he was on The Late Show.

He was there to see the heart-shaped potato.

Mary Apple was in the audience and had a potato in the shape of a heart.

"You carry heart-shaped potatoes with you?" Obama asked Apple. The woman gave the odd potato to Obama.

"Well, thank you so much for sharing," he said.

Who knows what the president plans on doing with the heart-shaped potato? Maybe he will give it to Michelle as a gift?

The 40-minute interview came one day after Obama appeared on five different talk shows on five networks (NBC, ABC, CBS, CNN, Univision) to discuss the importance of health reform.

Making his first appearance on The Late Show since he was elected last November, it marked the sixth time Obama has appeared at the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York City. He also appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno in March as President.

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