Obama's good timing for KCET *

Obama and Leno
While in Pomona today, President Obama met with students from the Village Academy High Schoool who had made a video about the recession. KCET's SoCal Connected has a story on the students airing tonight. Also, here's an NBC Nightly News story by George Lewis and the kids' video.

* Obama on Leno: Edward Wyatt at the New York Times:

The president joked that it was mere coincidence that his Final Four picks were all from swing states, and revealed he has been working on his bowling in the White House, recently rolling a 129. But most of the discussion was devoted – perhaps for the first time in the show’s history – to in-depth discussions of tax policy, as well as macroeconomics and finance. And there was a reassurance from the president that the American people “should have complete confidence in the banks,” and should not be putting their money “in their mattresses.“

President Obama came on about 20 minutes into the 60-minute show. He was wearing a blue suit, red tie, white shirt, with a flag pin on left lapel (that was a minor issue in his campaign.) He walked across the stage to the seat next to Mr. Leno’s desk, waved to the crowd, many of whom were standing as they applauded. He then sat with right leg crossed over left leg.

Asked by Mr. Leno if it was fair to judge him based on just 59 days in office, President Obama said Washington “is a bit like ‘American idol’ except everybody’s Simon Cowell. Everybody’s got an opinion.”

Photo: REUTERS / Larry Downing via Yahoo News

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