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In Super Bowl chat, Obama tells Fox News an 'orderly transition' is key in Egypt -- video

February 6, 2011 |  4:18 pm

Earlier today, right here on The Ticket, we wrote about Super Bowl ads, the Fox News interview of President Obama by Bill O'Reilly and what the chief executive was likely to say.

It was a jolly opening with O'Reilly, often a critic of the Democrat, thanking the president for his help in freeing Fox News employees in the ongoing Egyptian troubles. Key point: Egyptians will demand a more representative government, no matter how long it takes for President Hosni Mubarak to actually depart. An orderly transition is the most important element, Obama said.

A lot of talk on Egypt, and then O'Reilly asked the president the worst thing about being president.

Presumably joking, Obama said having to wear a suit jacket on Super Bowl Sunday. Anyway, here's the video below of their full conversation, courtesy of Fox News.

And just below the video we have the White House Super Bowl party menu, presumably not approved by First Lady Michelle Obama, who's trying to fight national obesity.

Good but healthy?

The White House Super Bowl party menu:

Bratwurst, Kielbasa, Cheeseburgers, Deep Dish Pizza, Buffalo Wings, German Potato Salad, Twice Baked Potatoes, Snyders Potato Chips and Pretzels, Chips and Dips, Salad, Ice Cream. Beverages including the following beers: Hinterland Pale Ale & Amber Ale (Wisconsin), Yuengling Lager and Light (Pennsylvania), White House Honey Ale. Coma to come.

-- Andrew Malcolm

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