The PJ Tatler

The View: Obama Won't Grade Himself on the Economy (Update: Video Added)

Slow-jamming Preezy Barack Obama appeared on The View today, and the subject turned to the economy and his performance. In Dec 2009 and less than a year into his term, the preezy graded himself pretty well on his economic performance.

 US President Barack Obama, in remarks aired late Sunday, awarded himself a B plus for his first 11 months in office, stressing in an interview with talk show queen Oprah Winfrey that there was still much to be done.“A good solid B plus,” Obama said during an hour-long, intimate soft-focus ABC network Christmas at the White House special, when Winfrey asked what grade he would give himself.

But today, on The View, six months from the reckoning? “Present” is the best he can do.

HASSELBECK: Mr. President, I believe it was with Matt Lauer in 2009, you sat down, you were talking about the economy and you said in three years I’ll be held accountable. If I don’t have this done, quote, in three years, then  there’s going to be a one-term proposition. Admittedly so in our first segment, you said that Americans are still feeling the hurt of the economy. So how do you grade yourself, honestly, in terms of how you’ve done in terms of economics?

OBAMA: You know, I won’t give us a letter grade. I think it’s still incomplete.

Was his grade more complete three years ago than it is now? Did the dog eat his homework? Wait, that can’t be it…

Update: Here’s the video. Hats off to Elisabeth Hasselbeck for asking a question that network reporters won’t ask.