VIDEO: Obama Calls A-Rod Steroid Use "Depressing News"

During Barack Obama's first White House news conference last night, the President tackled tough questions about his economic stimulus plan, the war in Iraq and...A-Rod.

Yes, one reporter used his sole question for the President as an opportunity to get our leader's opinion on baseball star Alex Rodriguez and his confirmed use of steroids. President Obama didn't skip a beat, giving serious thought to the issue and expressing concern over the influence that players like Rodriguez have on children.

"I think it's depressing news...if you're a fan of Major League baseball, I think it tarnishes an entire era to some degree...The thing I'm probably most concerned about is the message that it sends to our kids...our kids hopefully are watching and saying, 'You know what, there are no shortcuts.' That when you try to take shortcuts, you may end up tarnishing your entire career, and that your integrity is not worth it."

Watch President Obama's remarks below, then tell us: Are you worried that kids are getting the wrong message about steroid use?

Better yet, on a completely related sidenote: If you could ask the President of the United States one question, would it be about baseball?!?

WATCH: President Obama comments on Alex Rodriguez's steroid use