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 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.

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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.