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Todd Dills

Obama ‘on Ice Road Truckers’

| August 05, 2009

Unless you’re talking about dissatisfaction with rising government expenditures, such as the prevailing view over on CDLofit surrounding pending health care/insurance legislation, or Teamsters’ campaigning efforts, you don’t hear the words “Obama” and “truckers” associated in media very often. Late-night comedy shows are another story. Check out this post on PurePolitics.com detailing a night’s worth of jokes after Obama’s health care press conference from a week and a little extra back. Among the nuggets delivered — some pretty great, others not so, of course — was one Conan O’Brien dropped linking, at least, some Canadian haulers and the United States’ first African-American president. It goes a little something like…

“President Obama was on TV again last night. And, you know, it’s interesting – political experts are now saying that President Obama is giving so many interviews and appearing on so many television shows that he’s starting to dilute his own message which I think is unfair because I thought Obama was pretty convincing last night on ‘Ice Road Truckers.’”…

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