I don’t think our president could get any more awesome if he tried. I have two pieces of a Newsweek article to back up this assertion, both of which showcase his awesomeness in very different ways:
“That’s what satisfies me now, I think—being useful to my family and the people who elected me, leaving behind a legacy that will make our children’s lives more hopeful than our own. Sometimes, working in Washington, I feel I am meeting that goal. At other times, it seems as if the goal recedes from me, and all the activity I engage in—the hearings and speeches and press conferences and position papers—are an exercise in vanity, useful to no one.”
Excellence. I always wondered what he thought of all of the PR shit that comes along with being the President.
But let’s shift gears:
AND THE LAST MOVIE YOU SAW?
Now, movies I’ve been doing OK [with] because it turns out we got this nice theater on the ground floor of my house…So Star Trek, we saw this weekend, which I thought was good. Everybody was saying I was Spock, so I figured I should check it out and—[the president makes the Vulcan salute with his hand].
I don’t know what to say to that besides, well, Fuckin A, Mr. President. Fuckin A.
Meacham, John. A conversation with Barack Obama. Newsweek. May 25, 2009, 36-43.