I have a question I want to ask you, Mr. President,” I venture, once I catch his attention.
“Sure,” the president says.
“Kanye or Jay-Z?”
The president smiles. “Jay-Z,” he says.
“Although I like Kanye,” Obama continues, with an easy smile. “He’s a Chicago guy. Smart. He’s very talented.” He is displaying his larger awareness of the question, looking relaxed, cerebral but friendly, alive to the moment, waiting for me to get to the heart of the matter.
“Even though you called him a jackass?,” I ask.
“He is a jackass,” Obama says, in his likable and perfectly balanced modern-professorial voice. “But he’s talented.
This guy …
Appealing to the always important Trekkie voter base, Obama throws up the Vulcan salute with Nichelle Nichols, Star Trek’s Uhura.
Now that’s pretty bad ass.
It’s International Women’s Day. Happy ceiling-shattering.
Yes! My sentiments exactly. This is what good leadership is. Putting your fellow man and woman before you own personal or religious beliefs.
Republicans, take note.
Man’s got skills - Obama singing ‘Sweet Home Chicago’