President Obama has had a rough week, particularly since his signature health care legislation took a beating during the oral arguments at the Supreme Court. Although critics widely panned U.S. Solicitor General Donald B. Verrilli's stutter-filled defense of the law, Obama is upbeat, according to Deputy Press Secretary Josh Earnest.
"I feel confident in saying that the President shares the opinion of our White House staff that Mr. Verrilli did a terrific job in representing the interests of the government for the Supreme Court, but also representing the interests of the 2.5 million young adults who have health insurance coverage through their parent’s plan because of the Affordable Care Act," Earnest said, reminding reporters of Americans who have access to "free preventative coverage" because of the law.
"That’s essentially the role that Mr. Verrilli was charged with and everyone at the White House was pleased with his performance," he concluded.
As President George W. Bush might say, "Heckuva job, Verrilli!"