What’s Jake Tapper up to as ABC’s senior White House correspondent? Today he reported on the President’s life in the White House. “At 6:45 (super: digital watch) he’s in the gym,” Tapper told a breathless nation; Obama runs on a treadmill and listens to Jay-Z (brief musical sting). His “heathful” breakfast with his family (file photos) includes hard boiled eggs, whole wheat toast, bacon and/or oatmeal (fancy menu). He likes to keep the Oval Office warm (rising thermostat) and “roams the halls catching aides off-guard” (diagram, White House). We haven’t watched TV news in a long time. Is it always like this?
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on January 29, 2009