Obama: Kids Can Tell Romney's a "Bullsh*tter"

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President Obama recently sat down for an interview with Rolling Stone's Douglas Brinkley for next month's cover story.* Politico's Mike Allen got a sneak peek, as he tends to do with these things:

"We arrived at the Oval Office for our 45-minute interview … on the morning of October 11th. … As we left the Oval Office, executive editor Eric Bates told Obama that he had asked his six-year-old if there was anything she wanted him to say to the president. … [S]he said, ‘Tell him: You can do it.’ Obama grinned. … ‘You know, kids have good instincts,’ Obama offered. ‘They look at the other guy and say, “Well, that’s a bullsh---er, I can tell.” ’ ”
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*Correction: An early version of this post misspelled Douglas Brinkley's last name.

Josh Voorhees is a Slate senior writer. He lives in Iowa City. 

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