Brian has come under fire recently for embellishing on several of his life stories. I hate to pile on but Brian’s account of his chance meeting with me, and subsequent purchase of the largest single insurance policy in Pennsylvania history, is not true either. He’s offered up this photo of the happy moment, but if you look carefully you can see it has been manipulated.
Here is the real photo. The record policy holder is weatherman Phil Connors, not Brian.
I traveled with Secretary of State Kerry this past week to France where we met French president Hollande. If you’re wondering how it went, I guess I would report it as the Telegraph reported it:
“The French are just not that into hugging.”
At a recent event German chancellor Angela Merkel and I were taking a few questions and at the exact moment I was pointing out that they were bringing in cookies for a snack one of the photographers snapped this shot that made it look like Merkel was Hitler.
Sorry about that, Angela!
I got another gig with Jimmy Fallon slow jamming the news, this time with Governor Mitt Romney.
Due to the ongoing negotiations on the budget and debt ceiling, and subsequent government shutdown, President Obama asked me to represent him at the APEC Indonesia 2013 meeting. This time Business Insider picked up the coverage. Since I was not a head of state they put me in the back-right row.
The rapidly melting Arctic is an “economic time bomb” likely to cost the world at least $60 trillion, say researchers who have started to calculate the financial consequences of one of the world’s fastest changing climates.
I’m on record with my position on Climate Change which is, essentially, that there is no policy fix for this. But I couldn’t help but notice the fear mongering in this article reminding me of the demands of a certain Doctor…
I managed to make Drudge Report again, this time when I was standing behind Mayor Bloomberg as he posed with one of the soda cups he would like to ban in order to save poor people from themselves. While I am opposed to the ban as excessive government interference, I did appreciate the photo op.