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Ahem, it is easier when all you do is take questions from your supporters.

But while the online question portion of the White House town hall was open to any member of the public with an Internet connection, the five fully identified questioners called on randomly by the president in the East Room were anything but a diverse lot. They included: a member of the pro-Obama Service Employees International Union, a member of the Democratic National Committee who campaigned for Obama among Hispanics during the primary; a former Democratic candidate for Virginia state delegate who endorsed Obama last fall in an op-ed in the Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star; and a Virginia businessman who was a donor to Obama's campaign in 2008.

But hey, at least he didn't make a crack about the mentally retarded like on Leno. That is improvement.

Yes, but that we could go back to the raucous, wide-open question and answer sessions hosted by President Bush...

A fair rebuttal.

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