Obama Working the Late Show Shift

TRANSCRIPT of Obama's appearance last night on Jay Leno's comedy show.


JAY LENO The 44th President of the United States, please welcome President Barack Obama. (Applause.)

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Thank you. (Applause.)

MR. LENO. Good to see you.

MR. OBAMA: It is good to see you and –- (applause.) Thank you. Let me just say, I think Kevin looks good in a suit. (Laughter.)

MR. LENO. Thank you, sir.

MR. OBAMA: He looks a little like Secret Service. (Laughter.)

MR. LENO: He does, doesn't he? Yes. And you're the only guy who can get him to wear it. (Laughter.)

Now, you know, it's funny, because the last time you were here, you walked in, you had your jacket on your finger and you had the two guys with you.

MR. OBAMA: Right.

MR. LENO: And that was it. Big change?