President Obama talked to several reporters from around the country, and one of them was from a station in Texas. Apparently, Obama does not appreciate reporters who challenge him. He became a bit snippy, and at the end he scolded the reporter when he thought the interview was over.
Oh, and he’s not a big fan of Texas Governor Rick Perry.
Update: In case you have trouble hearing what Obama said at the end, USA Today transcribed it for you, and also pointed out how many points Obama really lost Texas by.
“Let me finish my answers the next time we do an interview, all right?” Obama told reporter Brad Watson after an interview with WFAA-TV of Dallas, one of four interviews with local television stations at the White House on Monday.
The exchange is toward the end of the video.
At one point, Watson asked the president: “Why do you think you’re so unpopular in Texas?”
After some jousting about the size of his loss in Texas in 2008 — the president said it was “a few percentage points,” but it was more like 11% — Obama told his interviewer: “If what you’re telling me is that Texas is a conservative state, you’re absolutely right.”
But he said he’ll campaign there. Sure he will.
The Other McCain linked – thanks!