Barack Obama, Kate Walsh Talk Private Practice

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Barack Obama, the Democratic Illinois Senator and presidential candidate, may be on a whirlwind, year-long tour of the country campaigning to be the nation's chief executive, but he's not completely out of the fall TV loop.

When he spotted avid supporter Kate Walsh at his October 20 fundraiser in Hancock Park, Calif., he went over to the redhead to talk about her new Grey's Anatomy spin-off and bona fide hit, Private Practice.

"So great to see you!" Barack Obama said. "How's the new show?"

"It's going really well," Kate Walsh replied.

Kate Walsh, Barack Obama

The talented actress, 40, was there with her husband of nearly two months, 20th Century Fox production executive Alex Young. The couple first went public at a fundraiser for Barack Obama, 46.

As for Barack Obama's diagnosis on Private Practice:

"I'm always out campaigning ... I haven't been able to watch it so I can't give you a review," he admitted, "but I'm sure it's great."

We happen to think he's right!

Despite his busy schedule, Barack Obama will have plenty of opportunities to check out the series, as it was recently renewed for a full season!

Steve Marsi is the Managing Editor of TV Fanatic. Follow him on Google+ or email him here.


Private Practice Quotes

Charlotte: My mom always says God doesn't give with both hands. You're young, beautiful, brilliant. There has to be something you can't have.
Amelia: Some days I'd give that all up.
Charlotte: That's just the craving talking. The longer you go without a drink...
Amelia: I drank at your wedding. I thought it was ginger ale. I spit it out.
Charlotte: OK, since then?
Amelia: Nothing, but I can't stop thinking about it.
Charlotte: It was an accident. Don't let a slip turn into a fall. Get your butt to a meeting.

You ever been violated? Anybody rape you lately? Let me tell you what its like. You know those made for TV movies where some woman's crouched down naked in a shower holding her knees and sobbing because when she closes her eyes she can still feel the guys hands on her? How when they show the attack the woman's eyes go all blank and still and she goes to some other place in her mind just to deal with the horror of what's happening to her while some Lillith Fair song plays. It is nothing like that. He's sturdy and sweaty and he licks your face and wipes himself off in your hair and when you try to scream he punches you so hard you see God. And then he goes at you again reaping stuff you didn't even know you had because he enjoyed it so much the first time. I know you're trying to help but if helping me means that everyone is gonna be looking at me the way you're looking at me now please do not help me.


Private Practice Music

  Song Artist
Song Lost The Mary Onettes
Down in the valley Down In The Valley The Broken West iTunes
Song Message From Yuz The Switches