The Onion hat eine tolle Persiflage auf Obamas Comic-Leidenschaft. Er sammelt Spiderman- und Conan-Comics und sein Team sollte da schon die Anspielungen verstehen, die Mr.President so hier und da fallen lässt. Wo kämen wir da schließlich hin, wenn Außen- oder Innenminister mit Begriffen wie „Bei Crom!“ nix anfangen könnten?
President Barack Obama expressed frustration Wednesday after members of his cabinet failed to recognize his allusion to the 24th issue of the comic series Savage Sword Of Conan during their first major meeting together.
Obama, whose upcoming challenges include organizing a massive effort to rebuild the nation's infrastructure, was reportedly unprepared for the confused silence he received upon suggesting that his cabinet "team up with Taurus of Nemedia" to secure the necessary funding from Congress.
"If my inner circle of advisers can't even communicate about the most basic issues, how are we going to tackle the massive problems our nation faces?" Obama said during a press conference. "When I tell my cabinet that getting bipartisan support is exactly like the time Conan got Taurus to help him steal Yara's jewel, they need to understand what I mean."