If you're interested in comedy and the entertainment industry more broadly, this is great reading. But comedian Chris Rock also has some interesting things to say about US politics.
On Obama's legacy, and Bush:
Everybody wanted Michael Jordan, right? We got Shaq. That’s not a disappointment. You know what I mean? We got Charles Barkley. It’s still a Hall of Fame career. The president should be graded on jobs and peace, and the other stuff is debatable. Do more people have jobs, and is there more peace? I guess there’s a little more peace. Not as much peace as we’d like, but I mean, that’s kind of the gig. I don’t recall anybody leaving on an up. It’s just that kind of job. I mean, the liberals that are against him feel let down because he’s not Bush. And the thing about George Bush is that the kid revolutionized the presidency. How? He was the first president who only served the people who voted for him. He literally operated like a cable network. You know what I mean?
He’s the first cable-television president, and the thing liberals don’t like about Obama is that he’s a network guy...He’s trying to get everybody. And I think he’s figured out, and maybe a little late, that there’s some people he’s never going to get.
What Obama did wrong at the beginning of his term:
You know, we’ve all been on planes that had tremendous turbulence, but we forget all about it. Now, if you live through a plane crash, you’ll never forget that. Maybe Obama should have let the plane crash. You get credit for bringing somebody back from the dead. You don’t really get credit for helping a sick person by administering antibiotics.