It looks like Barack Obama’s former campaign machine, then known as Obama for America, is going to hang on to the verified @BarackObama Twitter handle forever, leaving the president himself stuck with @POTUS. So even though President Obama himself was able to praise “Daily Show” host Jon Stewart as “a great gift to the country” in person, @BarackObama will have to settle for a tweet.
Just for tonight, let’s forget all of the phone calls President Obama should have made and the funerals he should have attended, and reflect on all that Jon Stewart has done in service of his country. Secret meetings at the White House to receive talking points in times of crisis? Stewart was there, and he’ll be missed.
Has the White House approved the next host yet?