Mr President: Kanye West or Jay-Z?
In an interview with The Atlantic, Obama was asked to choose his preferred rapper: Kanye West or Jay-Z? Ignoring for a moment the fact that this is a false binary (unlike, say, boxers versus briefs), here’s the president’s excellent and revealing reply:
“The president smiles. ‘Jay-Z,’ he says, as if the answer should be obvious… ‘Although I like Kanye,’ Obama continues, with an easy smile. ‘He’s a Chicago guy. Smart. He’s very talented.’”
The interviewer followed up: “Even though you called him a jackass?”
“’He is a jackass,’ Obama says, in his likable and perfectly balanced modern-professorial voice. ‘But he’s talented.’”
Your move Mitt: Dan Fogelberg or Neil Diamond?
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