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)