Bill O'Reilly interviewed Obama on Fox News a few minutes ago. The discussion ranged from football, to football, to football, to football. They even talked a little about football. No, actually, they talked about health care, too.
This was basically Fox News' answer to Animal Planet's Puppy Bowl, except instead of pre-Super Bowl entertainment for babies and teen girls, it was for political nerds. Nothing about the interview really stuck out—it was clear that Obama and O'Reilly both just wanted to get out of there and start watching the game.
But it was fun! O'Reilly began by thanking Obama for the State Department's role in getting a couple of Fox reporters out of Cairo, which was nice of him. Later, he asked Obama if he had "moved to the center" in recent months, which is about the dumbest question you could possibly ask a sitting president. Obama said he was focused on making sure the economy is growing. Also, he explained why "there's nothing socialist" about the health care bill, in what was the most direct rebuke of O'Reilly's nightly rantings. Then O'Reilly asked how Obama felt about the fact that so many Americans hate him, and it almost seemed like boasting.
Eventually the discussion turned to football, which, of course, is why God made Super Bowl Sunday. Obama refused to pick a side because "my Bears" weren't in the game. But by that time, hardly anyone was watching because it was time to begin stirring the giant vats of guacamole and arranging the Pringles just so.