Monday, January 14, 2008

Obama Picks Gay "The Wire" Character As Fav

Posted by Greg Hambrick on Mon, Jan 14, 2008 at 2:45 PM

Okay, we're back from the holidays. I know what you're thinking: "It's been weeks! Weeks!" We know. It's been a really, really long disco nap.

We've actually been covering presidential politics like mad. So, it should come as no surprise that our first post out of the gate is about both gays and politics.

Sen. Barack Obama was recently asked about his favorite TV show, The Wire. Here's the interesting exchange, thanks to Slog.

Obama: I gotta say Omar’s a great character. That’s not an endorsement.Coolican: (Laughing.) Uh oh, you’re making national news here.

Obama: Exactly. That is not an endorsement. He is not my favorite person. But he’s a fascinating character.

Coolican: And there’s a real life story behind it, too.

Obama: He’s this gay gangster who only robs drug dealers, and then gives back. You know, he’s sort of a Robin Hood. And he’s the toughest, baddest guy on this show, but he’s gay, you know. And it’s really interesting. It’s a fascinating character.


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