How I’m like Barack Obama

I realize this story is a week old, but it’s something I wanted to do a quick blog post on, and what better excuse than to get it done before tomorrow’s Skeptics’ Circle? Looking at a list of The 50 facts you might not know about Barack Obama, I found out that I share quite a few interests with our President-Elect. For example:

He collects Spider-Man and Conan the Barbarian comics

I find it way cool that our new President collects comics. Until recently, I collected Spider-Man comics too; that is, until the writers decided to ruin the comic with a Brand New Day storyline that “rebooted” the series in a way that I most definitely did not like. I still collect Conan the Barbarian, as well as the resurrected Thor comic and Fantastic Four.

He has read every Harry Potter book

GrrlScientist ought to be happy about this one. In any case, I’ve read every Harry Potter book, too.

He says his worst habit is constantly checking his BlackBerry

Change it to iPhone, and I totally sympathize. In fact, I totally sympathize with the fact that, as President he’s going to have to give up his BlackBerry:

But before he arrives at the White House, he will probably be forced to sign off. In addition to concerns about e-mail security, he faces the Presidential Records Act, which puts his correspondence in the official record and ultimately up for public review, and the threat of subpoenas. A decision has not been made on whether he could become the first e-mailing president, but aides said that seemed doubtful.

I’m not sure being President is worth at least four and possibly as many as eight years with no e-mail.

Here’s the last way I’m like Barack Obama:

He uses an Apple Mac laptop

Well, all right! Whatever my quibbles about him, at least Obama’s a Mac user.