Exhibit A, which is evident in his every speech and appearance, and thus needs no link: his preternatural calm.
Exhibit B: His ability to flash a Vulcan salute.
And Exhibit C: His response to inane questions about public plans driving private plans out of business:
I believe it was David Jackson, from USA Today, who suggested to the president this afternoon that a public health care option would "drive private insurance out of business." I thoroughly enjoyed the Obama's response.Pure Spock, that is. And you know something? It's fantastic to have a Vulcan in charge, especially after the last eight years of Tweedledum and Tweedlevil."Why would it drive private insurance out of business? If private insurers say that the marketplace provides the best quality health care; if they tell us that they're offering a good deal, then why is it that the government -- which they say can't run anything -- suddenly is going to drive them out of business? That's not logical..."
Others have compared Obama's remarks to Spock, but none of them created a clip. This means that instead of filching one, I had to create my own:
Live long and prosper, Mr. Sp - er, President.
(Tip o' the shot glass to WavCentral.com and the unwitting fools at MediaResearch.org, who respectively supplied sound and image.)