March 20, 2009 04:05:15 GMT
During his visit to 'The Tonight Show with Jay Leno', President Barack Obama said that Washington is filled with Simon Cowells.
On Thursday, March 19, Barack Obama made his visit to "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno", speaking of variable topics from his economy strategy to his daughters to "American Idol". The U.S. President reveals that his office Washington "is a bit like 'American Idol' except everybody's Simon Cowell. Everybody's got an opinion."
Before admitting Obama in, Leno opened the session with his monologue, saying that the president has a big entourage surrounding him. The host then joked, "It's still less people than when we have Mariah Carey on."
The 35-minutes talk however, did not go out of line from his ultimate intention, which is to discuss the tax policy. Obama said that American people should trust the banks more and therefore should not put their money under the mattress.
Leno was asking whether he thinks it's fair to judge him based on his 59 days of being president. Obama believed that Americans understand that it needs quite a time for them to restore the condition. "I think they are going to give us some time," he said.
Other topics that Leno brought forward were the bonuses for executives of American International Group, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and a change in tax policy. To the latest he addressed, "Here's the dirty little secret. Most of the stuff that got us into trouble was perfectly legal. And that is a sign of how much we've got to change our laws."
Highlights on Obama's Appearance on "Jay Leno":