So John Cook, editor of Gawker, just performed a public service by posting on Twitter every question Allen chose to ask President Bush when he did get full access back in 2008. You may remember 2008--the economy was about to collapse and we were still in a full shooting war in Iraq. Go to his feed @JohnJCook for all of the Qs (a few are even serious), but these below catch the spirit. Keep in mind that Allen wrote today that Obama avoids Politico reporters in part because they "ask tough, unpredictable questions." And don't miss Charles P. Pierce's full, fun, autopsy here.
All right. Mr. President, who does the better impression, Will Ferrell of you, or Dana Carvey of your father?Greg Mitchell is author of more than a dozen books, including four on influential American political campaigns, such as Obama-Romney 2012.
Mr. President, I know you're going to hate this, but I'm hoping that we may twist your arm and talk about baseball for just a moment.
Now, Mr. President, I wonder if you think that Major League Baseball is doing enough to combat steroids use?
Mr. President, you haven't been golfing in recent years. Is that related to Iraq?
Now, Mr. President, you and the First Lady appeared on American Idol's charity show, "Idol Gives Back." And I wonder who do you think is going to win? Syesha, David Cook, or David Archuleta?
When you took her arm [at daughter's wedding], Mr. President, what were you thinking? What was your toast?
What are you looking forward to when you finally get your computer back?
In the spirit of the Internet, I wonder if we could ask a question from one of our users?
Mr. President. You talked about some tough decisions -- what was the happiest moment you've had in this amazing room?