November 8, 2010: President Barack Obama: I've heard the American people. I'm making a list of things I'm going to change. Will: Good for you, Mr. President. Barack Obama: More bipartisanship. Will: Yes. Barock Obama: Full transparency in meetings. Will: That's a good one! Barack Obama: A tax on hamburgers to pay for premium cable for the poor. Will: Start over.
November 10, 2010: Will: This list of second half goals is pretty good, Mr. President. How are you going to "be more bipartisan"? President Barack Obama: Already did it! Will: What? When?! Barock Obama: In 2008, I got hundreds of Democrats elected. In 2010, I got hundreds of Republicans elected. Bipartisan! Will: Can't argue with that. Barack Obama: I have big plans for 2012 once I find Ross Perot's phone number!
November 12, 2010: President Barack Obama: Here's my first action under the new Congress. Will: The Obama Tax Cuts? Barock Obama: Pretty good publicity, eh? Will: Wait, aren't these just the Bush tax cuts, redone? Obama: Well, if I do them, they're not the Bush tax cuts anymore, are they? Will: True enough.