To be fair, Anderson Cooper tonight asked the president some questions about serious topics, like the economy. Then the immaculately groomed CNN anchor turned his attention to Barack Obama's nails.

Cooper doesn't take home a purported $4 million per year salary by leaving his personality out of the story. Hence the AC360 host's inevitable blog post behind the scenes of his interview with Obama, which begins "the oval office is smaller than I thought it would be" and continues into a discussion of how hot Obama keeps his office, a description of the president as "cool," and then this, seemingly out of nowhere:

He was dressed neatly, and his nails trimmed. I still occasionally bite my nails, and long-term nail-biters like me tend to notice when someone else doesn’t.

Um, wait, what? Your nails what, now? Thanks for oversharing, Anderson. That was adorable. (Seriously.)


Then Cooper asked Obama about his smoking, his puppy search and his wicked cool car. We're especially appreciative of the "Keeping Them Honest" graphic open before those questions, since That One is known to be scandalously dishonest about puppies. Here:

And, OK, fine, here's a serious clip. About, uh, the president's habits in bed. Drat. Always with the double meanings, Anderson.