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* * * 2008 * * * : 50 interesting facts you might not know about President-Elect Obama (moved)
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From: <NOBR>MSN NicknameLavender_Greenshadow©</NOBR>  (Original Message) Sent: 11/10/2008 5:57 PM
Barack Obama: The 50 facts you might not know

?He collects Spider-Man and Conan the Barbarian comics

?He was known as "O'Bomber" at high school for his skill at basketball

?His name means "one who is blessed" in Swahili

?His favorite meal is wife Michelle's shrimp linguini

?He won a Grammy in 2006 for the audio version of his memoir, Dreams From My Father

?He is left-handed ?the sixth post-war president to be left-handed    
   (I'd marry him)

?He has read every Harry Potter book

?He owns a set of red boxing gloves autographed by Muhammad Ali

?He worked in a Baskin-Robbins ice cream shop as a teenager and now can't stand ice cream

?His favorite snacks are chocolate-peanut protein bars

?He ate dog meat, snake meat, and roasted grasshopper while living in  
  Indonesia
  (I'd leave him)

?He can speak Spanish

?While on the campaign trail he refused to watch CNN and had sports
   channels on instead
   (I'd never be found again)

?His favorite drink is black forest berry iced tea

?He promised Michelle he would quit smoking before running for president ?he didn't

?He kept a pet ape called Tata while in Indonesia

?He can bench press an impressive 200lbs

?He was known as Barry until university when he asked to be addressed by his full name

?His favorite book is Moby-Dick by Herman Melville

?He visited Wokingham, Berks, in 1996 for the stag party of his half-
   sister's fiancé, but left when a stripper arrived
   (I'd reconsider my obvious error in judgement & find him)

?His desk in his Senate office once belonged to Robert Kennedy

?He and Michelle made $4.2 million (£2.7 million) last year, with much coming from sales of his books

?His favorite films are Casablanca and One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

?He carries a tiny Madonna and child statue and a bracelet belonging to a soldier in Iraq for good luck

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

?His favorite music includes Miles Davis, Bob Dylan, Bach and The Fugees

?He took Michelle to see the Spike Lee film Do The Right Thing on their first date

?He enjoys playing Scrabble and poker

?He doesn't drink coffee and rarely drinks alcohol
  (I'd ask HIM to marry ME)

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

?As a teenager he took drugs including marijuana and cocaine
  (I'd reconsider my obvious error in judgement & go stealth mode)

?His daughters' ambitions are to go to Yale before becoming an actress (Malia, 10) and to sing and dance (Sasha, 7)

?He hates the youth trend for trousers which sag beneath the backside
  (I'd reconsider my last obvious error in judgement & answer the phone)

?He repaid his student loan only four years ago after signing his book deal
   (I'd start snatching out eyes of those who looked at him too hard)

?His house in Chicago has four fire places
  (Forget a formal wedding, I know this place...)

?Daughter Malia's godmother is Jesse Jackson's daughter Santita

?He says his worst habit is constantly checking his BlackBerry
  (The place may not be there anymore, I'd have to check..)

?He uses an Apple Mac laptop

?He drives a Ford Escape Hybrid, having ditched his gas-guzzling Chrysler 300

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

?He owns four identical pairs of black size 11 shoes
  (Nothing wrong of making sure I know what I'm 'buying', ahead of time)

?He has his hair cut once a week by his Chicago barber, Zariff, who charges $21 (£13)

?His favorite fictional television programs are Mash and The Wire

?He was given the code name "Renegade" by his Secret Service 
   handlers
  (And mine would be - DON'T even let her see you at ALLLL!!!!)

?He was nicknamed "Bear" by his late grandmother

?He plans to install a basketball court in the White House grounds
  (AFTER my studio for painting, sewing, crafting, hiding, etc. is built)

?His favorite artist is Pablo Picasso

?His specialty as a cook is chili

?He has said many of his friends in Indonesia were "street urchins"

?He keeps on his desk a carving of a wooden hand holding an egg, a Kenyan symbol of the fragility of life

?His late father was a senior economist for the Kenyan government

http://www.politico.com/blogs/bensmith/1108/Barack_Obam...
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/uselection20...




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