"I think it's great having such an iconic curmudgeon here to celebrate," said First Lady Michelle Obama upon their introduction.
"Good riddance to you, young missy," the aged Mr. Potter was heard mumbling. "Now, go and get the people who are here to take office. Go on, now."
Shown at left, Mr. Potter in his salad days as a banker in Bedford Falls. "You know, I've always wanted to serve in public office, but my strengths have always been exploiting people to my own selfish ends, and that just doesn't comport well with community service," he had once famously said.