Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Obama vs. E.T.?
I've always suspected that Steven Spielberg cast Francois Truffaut in Close Encounters of the Third Kind as a scientist who could communicate with extraterrestrials because... well, because of course Truffaut could have communicated with extraterrestrials, if he'd ever had to, because that's the kind of amazingly astute and sensitive fellow he was. In much the same vein, I'm not at all surprised to hear that most people believe Barack Obama would be better qualified than Mitt Romney to handle an invasion by unfriendly extraterrestrials. After all: The dude took care of Osama Bin Laden, right?
On the other hand, I'm not sure even President Obama could do a better job of leading the human counteroffensive than... President Bill Pullman.
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Colbert did a hilarious riff on this tonight.
Of course President Obama could deal with aliens better. He's smart, savvy, and he's already giving the Vulcan hand sign in the photo you ran.
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