I had the pleasure of virtually sitting down with the lovely and talented Jamie Gangel of NBC News for an interview via the Internets. Unfortunately, much of our high level, insightful interview made it on the cutting room floor. Following are excerpts from the interview, which I'll be posting over the next couple of days.
Why does the President use you so much?
I LIKE TO THINK OF MYSELF AS A HIGH-TECH HELPING HAND.
But other Presidents have not used you so much?
NO OTHER PRESIDENT HAS BEEN SO PRESCIENT AS TO USE ME THIS OFTEN, NOR HAS ANY OTHER PRESIDENT FACED SO MANY HISTORIC CHALLENGES THAT REQUIRE HIM TO SAY SO MUCH TO SO MANY SO INTERMINABLY OFTEN.
Good use of the word “prescient.” Where did you go to college?
MY HARD DRIVE IS FROM STANFORD BUT MY SCREENS WERE MADE FROM RECYCLED MILLER HIGH LIFE BOTTLES FROM A SIGMA ALPHA EPSILON FRATERNITY PARTY AT COLUMBIA WHERE I FIRST MET BIG GUY.
Your slogan is, "There is no POTUS without TOTUS! Isn’t that a little arrogant?
I WOULDN’T FIT IN VERY WELL WITH BIG GUY AND HIS CREW IF I WERE OTHERWISE. KEEP IN MIND THAT BIG GUY AND I COME FROM HUMBLE ROOTS – THE STREETS OF CHICAGO, WHERE EXTENSION CORDS WERE SHORT AND ATTENTION SPANS WERE SHORTER. GETTING THIS FAR THIS FAST, WE’RE ALL ALLOWED TO BE A LITTLE ARROGANT.