Obama Stops by ‘Tonight Show’ During California Visit

President: I mean, the fact that teams from North Carolina, Indiana, Iowa, all seem to do well in my bracket –- (laughter) –- I think is a complete coincidence. Absolutely.

Leno: All right, one last question. Now, when is the dog coming? I keep hearing about the dog. It seems to me –- when was the dog supposed to be there by? I thought it was, like, as soon as –

The President: Listen, this is Washington –- (laughter) –- that was a campaign promise. (Laughter.)

Leno: Oh, wow. Wow. Man. (Laughter and applause.)

The President: I’m teasing. The dog will be there shortly. (Laughter.)

Leno: How soon?

The President: We have actually sort of been laying the groundwork here. We’ve got a trip, I’ve got to go to the NATO summit. When we get back, dog will be in place.

Leno: Wow. And it’s, what, a Portuguese water head? (Laughter.) What is it, what kind of dog is it?

The President: It’s not that. (Laughter.)

Leno: It’s not that.

The President: It’s not a “water head.” (Laughter.)

Leno: Whatever they are, I don’t know what they are.

The President: That sounds like a scary dog. (Laughter.) Sort of dripping around the house. (Laughter.)

Leno: I don’t know what it is.

The President: No, no. We’re going to get a dog that is –- that I think the girls will have a great time –- I think I’m going to have a lot of fun with it. You know, they say if you want a friend in Washington, get a dog. (Laughter.)

Leno: Exactly. Mr. President, I must say, this has been one of the best nights of my life. Thank you very much, sir. The President of the United States. (Applause.)

(Source: White House)

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