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Reflections on an Obama Presidency

Barack Obama at the Democratic National Convention Both David Fitch and Brian Walsh offer up some thoughts on what a Barack Obama presidency will mean for the nation and what it means theologically.  Both are worth reading.

Somewhat related are 50 facts that the Telegraph posted about him.  I left some of the ones I got a kick out of with my reflections coming afterwards.

  • He collects Spider-Man and Conan the Barbarian comics

If I was McCain I would attacked him on this because everyone knows that Batman can kick both of their asses.

  • He is left-handed – the sixth post-war president to be left-handed

As a lefty, I expect some pro-left handed legislation to come about, we are due.

  • While on the campaign trail he refused to watch CNN and had sports channels on instead

I know that makes him sound cool but let’s be honest, the guy is a White Sox fan.  Most White Sox players even cheer for the Cubs.

  • His favourite drink is black forest berry iced tea

All American iced tea tastes like sawdust.  If I am Stephen Harper I  am concerned about this if I ever get invited to Washington.

  • He promised Michelle he would quit smoking before running for president – he didn’t

I promised Wendy I wouldn’t go bald.  Men occasionally make promises we can’t keep.

  • He can bench press an impressive 200lbs

What’s sad is that his 40 time is probably faster than mine as well.

  • He applied to appear in a black pin-up calendar while at Harvard but was rejected by the all-female committee.

Haven’t we all.

  • His favourite music includes Miles Davis, Bob Dylan, Bach and The Fugees

Regardless of his politics, I would much rather be stuck with his iPod than John McCain’s iPod.

  • He enjoys playing Scrabble and poker

Are any of us suprised that the man is a kick butt Scrabble player.

  • He doesn’t drink coffee and rarely drinks alcohol

No wonder he ran for President, he felt out of place being sober on the Senate floor.

  • He would have liked to have been an architect if he were not a politician

Everyone I know would have liked to be an architect rather than what we do.

  • As a teenager he took drugs including marijuana and cocaine

He out Bill Clinton’d, Bill Clinton.

  • He hates the youth trend for trousers which sag beneath the backside

Finally, common ground with John McCain.

  • He repaid his student loan only four years ago after signing his book deal

This is why he won the youth vote, he knows our pain.

  • He says his worst habit is constantly checking his BlackBerry

If this president thing doesn’t work out, he can always be a blogger.

  • He wears $1,500 (£952) Hart Schaffner Marx suits

Don’t we all.

  • He owns four identical pairs of black size 11 shoes

What I want to know is what he wears on the basketball court?

  • He was given the code name “Renegade” by his Secret Service handlers

Let me guess what John McCain’s nickname was… Maverick or Grandpa?

  • He plans to install a basketball court in the White House grounds

Older guys like him make me mad.  Not only does he get his own basketball court but he still has a game to go with it.

  • His speciality as a cook is chilli

That had to be popular on the campaign bus.