Leon. Good job tonight. Good job tonight.

President BARACK OBAMA, to Defense Secretary Leon Panetta prior to the State of the Union speech.  Earlier, Panetta had overseen the rescue operation of an American woman and a Danish national who were part of a relief organization in Somalia: they had been kidnapped and held for ransom by Somali pirates, nine of whom were killed in Wednesday’s firefight with U.S. soldiers.

Andrew Sullivan used the term “badass” to describe our president.  He continues to be just that.

(via inothernews)