Senator Barack Obama meets President Jed Bartlet

by Diane Duane

Thank you, Aaron.
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OBAMA
I appreciate your sense of humor, sir, but I really could use your advice.

BARTLET
Well, it seems to me your problem is a lot like the problem I had twice.

OBAMA
Which was?

BARTLET
A huge number of Americans thought I thought I was superior to them.

OBAMA
And?

BARTLET
I was.

OBAMA
I mean, how did you overcome that?

BARTLET
I won’t lie to you, being fictional was a big advantage.

OBAMA
What do you mean?

BARTLET
I’m a fictional president. You’re dreaming right now, Senator.

OBAMA
I’m asleep?

BARTLET
Yes, and you’re losing a ton of white women.

OBAMA
Yes, sir.

BARTLET
I mean tons.

OBAMA
I understand.

BARTLET
I didn’t even think there were that many white women.

OBAMA
I see the numbers, sir. What do they want from me?

BARTLET
I’ve been married to a white woman for 40 years and I still don’t know what she wants from me.

OBAMA
How did you do it?

BARTLET
Well, I say I’m sorry a lot.

OBAMA
I don’t mean your marriage, sir….
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…But the meat’s in the bottom of the “interview.” Go read.

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