you’ve got a friend (in the briefing room)

Singer James Taylor tries out the podium in the news briefing room at the White House after being presented the 2010 National Medal of Arts by President Barack Obama during ceremonies at the White House, March 2

…Taylor, a big fan of “The West Wing,” mentioned volunteering on the Obama campaign in North Carolina in 2008, and he called the president “a remarkable leader”.

He said he is a big fan of the president and the “so remarkable” first lady Michelle Obama.

“I think the administration has been almost too modest in their accomplishments…I’m hoping that the American public understands who we’ve got here, what we’ve got in this president and what a remarkable leader and chance it is for the country.”

10 Responses to “you’ve got a friend (in the briefing room)”

  1. 1 M
    March 2, 2011 at 5:58 pm


  2. 2 Shirley
    March 2, 2011 at 6:35 pm

    Ahhhhhh, now that’s a nice thing to say. That’s being trutful, that’s unselfish, and yeah, that’s a Friend. Niceeeeeeeee, I like that.

  3. March 2, 2011 at 6:46 pm


  4. 4 Asher in Boston
    March 2, 2011 at 7:14 pm

    What a wonderful guy. who also seems to know/say the facts/truth. Thank you Sir.

  5. 5 hopefruit2
    March 2, 2011 at 7:16 pm

    I love James Taylor!!

  6. 6 Soldier*1
    March 2, 2011 at 9:51 pm

    All I can say is Amen!!

  7. 7 Eleroy
    March 2, 2011 at 10:38 pm

    James Taylor is a wonderful man!!! I’ve always loved him and own all his music!!!

  8. 9 Sue in Minnesota
    March 2, 2011 at 11:15 pm

    The WH Press Corp has got the steamroller blues, cuz “SweetBabyJames” just rolled over their pretentious over-inflated egos with his gracious compliments of our MAGNIFICENT President and FLOTUS. James Taylor is a national treasure, I am glad he was recognized and am grateful for his expressed support of our President and FLOTUS.

  9. 10 Claire
    March 3, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    I echo his sentiments about the President and First lady. We are fortunate to have two kind, caring, and extremely intelligent people representing our country.

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