Friday, May 8, 2009

Only Obama Could Go To Hollywood

Via Matthew Yglesias, Leonard Nimoy describes his first meeting with Barack Obama a couple of years ago at a private home in LA:
And he came through the house, saw me and immediately put his hand up in the Vulcan gesture. He said, “They told me you were here.” We had a wonderful brief conversation and I said, “It would be logical if you would become president."
If I may strike a bipartisan note, in 1991, I wrote RN a memo telling him breathlessly that his name had come up in Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, when Spock (played, of course, by Nimoy) said, "There is an old Vulcan proverb: Only Nixon could go to China."

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