President Obama on ‘House of Cards': Frank Underwood is ‘Getting a Lot of Things Done’

President Obama on 'House of Cards': Frank Underwood is 'Getting a Lot of Things Done'

“I wish things were that ruthlessly efficient,” Obama said. He added that in the series, “this guy’s getting a lot of things done”

President Obama, meeting with a who's-who of Silicon Valley luminaries on Tuesday, had one question for Netflix founder/CEO Reed Hastings:  Did he bring any screeners of “House of Cards”?

Hastings laughed — then asked the President to do a cameo on the series, according to a White House pool report.

Obama also suggested that Kevin Spacey seems to exist in a different Washington.

“I wish things were that ruthlessly efficient,” said Obama (who's probably aware that Frank Underwood will resort to murder, sexual impropriety, blackmail, fraud and a litany of evils to grease the legislative process).

Obama added that in the series, “this guy’s getting a lot of things done.”

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The White House said the meeting was held to discuss fixing the Affordable Health Care’s healthcare.gov website — and the prospects for doing a better job in the future to maximize innovation, efficiency and customer service in running federal websites. Also addressed: national security, the economic impact of unauthorized intelligence disclosures and ways the government can partner with the tech sector.

The confab came a month after Obama's visit to Hollywood for similar purposes.

See photos: President Barack Obama Speaks at DreamWorks (Photos)

Besides Hastings, the tech executives at the meeting included Tim Cook, CEO of Apple; Dick Costolo, CEO of Twitter; Chad Dickerson, CEO or Etsy; Drew Houston, founder & CEO of Dropbox; Marissa Mayer, president and CEO of Yahoo; Burke Norton, chief legal officer of Salesforce; Mark Pincus, founder, chief product Officer and chairman of Zynga; Shervin Pishevar, co-founder and Co-CEO, Sherpa Global; Brian Roberts, chairman & CEO of Comcast; Erika Rottenberg, VP, general counsel and secretary of LinkedIn; Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook; Eric Schmidt, executive chairman of Google; Brad Smith, EVP and general counsel of Microsoft; and Randall Stephenson, chairman & CEO of AT&T.

  • DCGirl

    His meeting out in LA was probably him wanting to see if he could be in movies after the White House gig is up. He wants to steer his daughter to making her decision to head to Hollywood from DC. He may be SAG-AFTRA's answer to affordable health care if they let him in. After all, he invented it.

    • mc david

      u wot m8?