Remnick Praises Obama Administration: Scandal-Free, Pro-Science, Good Economic Record

‘There’s been no scandal, major scandal, in this administration, which is a rare thing in an administration’

On PBS, David Remnick Praises Obama Administration As Scandal-Free, Pro-Science (NewsBusters)

David Remnick of The New Yorker showed up on PBS’s Charlie Rose Monday night to discuss his long, mostly sympathetic profile of Barack Obama from the January 27 issue of the magazine. Near the end of the interview, Rose focused in on the president’s reported desire to be “big.” The host wondered, “[W]hat's his definition of 'big,' and does he believe in his deep recesses of his own mind that the chance of that has slipped away?”

Remnick replied that no, Obama does not think his chance of being “big” has slipped away. The editor then rattled off a laundry list of Obama achievements that might be considered hallmarks of a “big” – meaning “great” – president. Among them were these two gems:

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