Obama gets an offer for a cameo in House of Cards

McClatchy Washington BureauDecember 17, 2013 


"House of Cards"


Netflix's co-founder and chief executive officer Reed Hastings Tuesday offered President Barack Obama a cameo on his hit show, House of Cards -- after Obama joked that he had hoped Hastings had arrived at the White House with advance copies of the show.

Obama mused a bit enviously of the show's portrayal of Washington D.C., saying he wished "things were that ruthlessly efficient.”

And he noted that actor Kevin Spacey’s Frank Underwood, was "getting a lot of stuff done.”

Of course, as The Wrap put it, Underwood "will resort to murder, sexual impropriety, blackmail, fraud and a litany of evils to grease the legislative process."

Hastings and other tech CEOs were meeting at the White House on weightier topics than guest appearances: chiefly their concerns with the National Security Agency's surveillance operations.

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