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How can one man be so cool?

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quidnunc Wed 05-Aug-09 07:02:21

He's done it again. First the fly swat, now this. It simply isn't fair, is it?


MadameCastafiore Wed 05-Aug-09 07:05:03

Are you discounting the remarks he made about the 'black academic arrest' when you call him cool? Because to me that really tarnished his coolness!

LoveBeingAMummy Wed 05-Aug-09 07:05:15

Maybe he was dropping a hint it says his birthday is the same day!

Flower3545 Wed 05-Aug-09 07:10:27

I found it really funny right at the beginning when the photographer shoved the other guy out of the way when he saw Obama come insmile

quidnunc Wed 05-Aug-09 07:13:31

Madame... I wasn't making a particularly serious point here. Sit back and take a broader perspective in the context of Bush et al. I agree his comments to which you refer were perhaps ill-judged, though.

quidnunc Wed 05-Aug-09 07:24:38

Just re-read my last post - awfully sorry MC, it sounded a bit aggressive - was meant to be light hearted blush.

Rindercella Wed 05-Aug-09 07:46:49


Callisto Wed 05-Aug-09 08:07:47

I would soooo do that man. (if I didn't adore and respect Michelle so much that is...).

Ozziegirly Wed 05-Aug-09 08:14:15

He seems like a genuinely decent man.

Or he has a great spin team behind him....

dittany Wed 05-Aug-09 08:30:58

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daftpunk Wed 05-Aug-09 08:39:47

i don't get what all the fuss is about his looks...he does nothing for me...

are politicians supposed to be "cool"....?

Longtalljosie Wed 05-Aug-09 09:08:50

I tell you what I think is really cool - that's she's still doing her thing at 89... Hooray for Helen Thomas...

WinkyWinkola Wed 05-Aug-09 09:14:00

Being cool is merely an added bonus to Obama. He's also very attractive.

Those features are an aside to his politics of course but make him more appealing and human.

LeninGrad Wed 05-Aug-09 09:17:14

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mayorquimby Wed 05-Aug-09 11:37:00

for someone who is not a fan of obamma, he does seem like a genuinely nice guy, and this is a nice gesture.

just can't stand the hype that surrounds him and the fawning of the obamma-bots.

SomeGuy Wed 05-Aug-09 12:29:17


ilovemydogandmrobama Wed 05-Aug-09 12:33:54

Makes me want to go out and vote again and again grin

TheCrackFox Wed 05-Aug-09 12:43:15

Interesting that women past the age of 50 are still working as news reporters in USA. Perhaps the BBC could follow their example.

mayorquimby Wed 05-Aug-09 14:25:23

but he's a democrat someguy (and he's young,hip and the media darling), so we have to assume he's doing these for the right reasons where as when bush did similar things it's because he's an evil dumb redneck.

TheProfiteroleThief Wed 05-Aug-09 14:43:14

I think it is v cool that she is 89 and still working - although I bet someone spotted the shared birthday, got her a good seat in the press room and then briefed Obama to walk in and sing, fo r which he gets lots credit.

I suspect he did not actually bake the cakes.

dittany Wed 05-Aug-09 17:43:37

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FabBakerGirlIsBack Wed 05-Aug-09 17:47:16

I couldn't hear it.

mayorquimby Wed 05-Aug-09 17:55:48

really dittany? that's pretty interesting although not suprising.

ilovemydogandmrobama Wed 05-Aug-09 18:00:40

Yeah the only difference between Obama and Nixon is that Nixon committed a felony in office and was impeached.

Any evidence that Obama has done this?

dittany Wed 05-Aug-09 18:09:11

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