Skip to comments.Maureen Dowd: Put Aside Logic (Obama as Spock)
Posted on 05/11/2009 3:24:30 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
The Final Frontier
I dreamed that Spock saved our planet, The Daily Planet of journalism.
Instead of swooping in to figure out the dimensionality and logarithms to rescue the world from red matter, as Spock does in J. J. Abramss dazzling new Star Trek, I imagined Spock rescuing read matter for the world.
Newspapers are an endangered species, as John Kerry called us in a Senate hearing last week, just as the Vulcans are in the new prequel.
I know Barack Spock likes newspapers. An aide told me during the campaign that Mr. Obama would get cranky if he didnt have some time set aside during the day to read The New York Times.
And it was clear from his very first news conference, when I began covering his long-shot bid for the White House and he began referring to stories he had read in The Times, that Mr. Obamas supple mind was nourished by news and books. You knew he would never inspire alarm as W. did, that if Condi walked too far away or his notes blew off the lectern, hed be utterly lost.
Once, during his campaign trip to Europe, Mr. Obama told me that he had briefly sold subscriptions to The New York Times when he was at Columbia University to help pay for school, but confessed he wasnt very good at it.
I said that if he won the presidency, hed be pretty busy, but that maybe he could find time to sell a few more subscriptions. It would really help us out in the current business crunch.
He gave me that wry Spock look.
(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...
Dr. Spock maybe!
More like a tribble. Except tribbles were smarter since they didn’t like Klingons (democrats).
Maureen has had a vision about the future of the Gotham paper.
Dowd is confusing the fictional character created by Gene Roddenberry with the fictional character created by George Soros.
Well now that I think about it they both do have something in common Spock is an alien from Vulcan and Obama is an illegal alien from Kenya!
Wow. 10 posts and no KZJ pics.
You knew he would never inspire alarm as W. did, that if Condi walked too far away or his notes blew off the lectern, hed be utterly lost.
THIS IS TOO FUNNY!! Bimbo is lost when his teleprompter stops or goes down. This woman is delusional.
Can't hawk newspapers, but eminently qualified as C-in-C...
It's about time for a sequel to The Wrath of Farrakhan.
"Spock! Are you out of your Vulcan mind?"
Here I was wondering if MoDo has finally found a boyfriend who stays more than one night.
I can’t see him as Spock, but I can see him as “Syler” from the “Heroes” TV series.
A sociopath that goes around lobotomizing the opposition and stealing their powers...
Sorry. I saw this movie, and in it, Spock gets the hot black chic. No comparison to real life.
Looks like Mo had too much to drink again.
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