"Final question: Barack Obama -- is he the devil?"

Bill O'Reilly and Lou Dobbs get together to consider some important issues

Published November 17, 2009 8:33PM (EST)

When former CNN host Lou Dobbs stopped by Bill O'Reilly's show Monday night, the two had a lot of weighty questions to discuss: What's next for Dobbs? Is he going back to television, or perhaps into politics? Between the two of us, who's more pompous and self-righteous?

OK, that last one is a joke. But O'Reilly really did ask Dobbs this: "Final question: Barack Obama -- is he the devil?"

"He's not the devil," Dobbs answered, presumably to the relieved sighs of millions of viewers. "But he is certainly a man who is right now not making it easy to understand why he's making the public policy choices that he is."

O'Reilly followed up by paraphrasing Dobbs as saying, "You don't think he's the devil, but you think he's mismanaging the country." Dobbs agreed.

Video below, with a hat-tip to Wonkette.

By Alex Koppelman

Alex Koppelman is a staff writer for Salon.

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