November 11, 2008

Barack Fact Attack

From The Telegraph: Barack Obama: The 50 facts you might not know

I'm not quite sure why the Telegraph is reporting these now, but their fifty surreal Obama minutiae give Chuck Norris facts a run for their money.

For instance, perhaps all we starry-eyed liberals dismissed the whole Marxist accusation a little too quickly:
He wears $1,500 (£952) Hart Schaffner MARX suits (emphasis mine)
He's also left-handed, says the Telegraph, much like the German troublemaker — to say nothing about what left-handedness suggests about a person's (ahem) political leanings.

And the terrorist thing might not have been so far off, either; in college, Obama's nickname was "The O'Bomber", allegedly because of his skill on the basketball court. And speaking of basketball courts, did you know Obama plans to install one in the White House grounds? I'm pretty sure that's not what the founding fathers intended — as I'm sure you all know, Clinton is the only other president who has ever dribbled in the White House.

For those of you worried about Obama's manliness, rest assured:
He can bench press an impressive 200lbs
Although,
He visited Wokingham, Berkshire, in 1996 for the stag party of his half-sister's fiancé, but left when a stripper arrived
And,
He applied to appear in a black pin-up calendar while at Harvard but was rejected by the all-female committee.
Those with Oriental superstitions might be alarmed at the preponderance of the number four in Obama's life:
He repaid his student loan only four years ago after signing his book deal

His house in Chicago has four fire places . . .

He owns four identical pairs of black size 11 shoes
And
He and Michelle made $4.2 million (£2.7 million) last year
I think, though, my favourite Obama fact is that he is a two-time Grammy winner — no WONDER he snatched the election!

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