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Audacity of Dole

"Tough time to start over for a man": Obama grilled over job prospects on late-night TV

Stephen Colbert wasn’t impressed at Obama’s lack of promotions.

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US PRESIDENT BARACK Obama has begun preparing for life after the White House – by taking part in a job interview on US TV.

The surprise appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert saw the 44th President of the United States undergo a grilling from “Randy” – Colbert’s mustachioed office manager.

“55. Tough time to start over for a man,” he said, looking over Obama’s resume.

“I don’t see any promotions for the last eight years. That’s not always good. Can you explain that?” Colbert asks.

“Honestly, there wasn’t a lot of room for advancement in my last job,” said Obama. “The only one with a more powerful position was my wife.”

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In a broad appeal to young voters, Obama answered a question on his interests by telling them to vote.

“You know what I really love doing? Is encouraging the youth of America to get out and vote this November so that the good work that we’ve done over the past eight years can continue on into the future.”

Because the show was on network TV, Obama wasn’t allowed to openly endorse a candidate, but Colbert offered him a snack instead.

He asked Obama to choose between an “extra fibre nutrient bar, which has traveled to more than one hundred countries, or this shriveled tangerine covered in golden retriever hair, filled with bile that I wouldn’t leave alone with the woman I love”.

Obama unsurprisingly chose the nutrient bar.

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