After just 59 days in office, President Obama stopped by "The Tonight Show" for a casual chat about the state of the union. The March 19, 2009, event marked the first late-night visit by a sitting president, and the leader of the free world kept things light saying, "I do think in Washington it is a little bit like 'American Idol,' except everybody is Simon Cowell. Everybody's got an opinion."
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