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Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Drew Friedman: McCain/Obama as Kirk and Spock

From the New York Observer:

Leonard Nimoy approves of Barack Obama’s emotional detachment and logical approach to campaigning.

“He is measured and stable,” said Mr. Nimoy, who played Mr. Spock on Star Trek, and who has supported Mr. Obama since they first met about a year and a half ago at a small Los Angeles fund-raiser. “It’s true that he has an intellect that works for him, he handles difficult problems with aplomb. Reliability and stability are very important assets in this race, in these particularly volatile times.”

Mr. Obama, as far as anybody knows, does not greet strangers with a cloven V salute, practice debilitating neck pinches, bleed green or have a constitutional incapacity to fib. But his methodical, unflappable style and otherworldly resistance to overt displays of emotion—not to mention his temperamental inability, or refusal, to connect on a visceral level with working-class voters—makes him, by contemporary candidate standards, downright alien.

That’s usually not a good thing. Yet, with less than a month until Election Day 2008, the Vulcan is winning.

I think they're on to something here, except OH MY GOD HOW INSULTING TO KIRK! McCain looks a TROLL! He is in no way Kirk-like. I think he's more like Matt Decker after he went berserk. How about Kirk/Obama? Obama/Shatner? You know if Bill was running there's no way they'd lose because Bill Doesn't! Like! To Lose!

The best part, though, is this comment below the article:

Sarah Palin = Yeoman Janice Rand.
No doubt about it.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

"McCain looks a TROLL! He is in no way Kirk-like."
The two of them do have the same amount of hair on the top of their heads.