When Gibbsy, Rahm and I got back to the White House with Big Guy, we watched all of the morning talk shows the staff had recorded.
Obviously, Big Boy did phenomenally well. He's just remarkable in the pre-taped, pre-arranged, and pre-packaged-interview format. None better, in my view. I don't just say that because I'm there to help. I'd say that even if I wasn't there.
The one hiccup was, you guessed it, Timmy Terrific. He's gotten a lot better now that we've hired a Hollywood actor to fill in for him in these media appearances. Matt Craven (far left) was fine in his first Sunday morning foray; you could barely see the surgical scars, and he was far more animated and far less scary than Turbo Tax Tim. Best of all, he works for scale, which we can more than afford given what's left in the TARP account. The problem is going to be telling Craven that this isn't a pilot he's doing. But he'll figure that out once he starts sitting in on tax-policy meetings, so perhaps none of us has to say anything to him about it.