Unbelievable. I couldn't make up anything this bizarre if I tried. President Barack Obama brings former President Bill Clinton to an impromptu White House press conference to lend his support to the tax bill compromise with the GOP. Obama turns over the presidential podium to Clinton, who proceeds to wax eloquent, just as if he's back in the Presidency again...
And then Obama excuses himself, saying he's been keeping Michelle waiting and they've got to go to a Christmas party... and Obama turns and leaves the room, leaves the press conference, leaving de facto President Bill Clinton in charge to continue the press conference without him. Clinton just loving it, talking on and on, fielding questions from reporters who address him as "Mr. President," and clearly outshining Obama.
Surreal. Almost like a rewind to 1998. Bill Clinton's back in the White House, and he's President again. While Barack Obama walks away in the middle of a press conference to go to a Christmas party.
I'm sorry, but words fail me. This incident was weirder than any possible commentary the human mind could devise on it. I almost expected to see Rod Serling stepping on camera.