1. Entertainment
Send to a Friend via Email
Obama Wields a Lightsaber

No, this isn't photoshopped. That's President Obama, nerd-in-chief, wielding a lightsaber on the White House lawn.

The photo was taken as Obama picked up a toy lightsaber to fence with US Olympic Fencer Tim Morehouse during an event to promote Chicago's bid for the 2016 Olymipcs.

Naturally, the Obama lightsaber picture has inspired a series of amusing photoshop parodies and captioned pictures featuring Obama in various Jedi poses. Not to mention all kinds of wisecracks, like these from Digg users:

"You can't win, teabaggers. If you strike me down, I shall become more powerful than you could possibly imagine."-ChocChunkOaties (See pic)

"Well I guess having a Jedi as President is better than when we had Jar Jar." -Pimptastic

"Does this mean Cheney is his real father? And that Cheney is a black Muslim from Kenya?" -Geodebug

"Barack, I'm really happy for you, and I'm a let you finish, but Luke Skywalker had one of the best lightsaber stances of all time." -KotoOni

Related:
John Hodman on Our "First Nerd President"
Funny Obama Pictures
More Funny Political Pictures

Get Political Humor on Facebook and Twitter

(Photo by Getty Images)

Comments

September 18, 2009 at 10:18 am
(1) K Brown says:

That’s funny! I like it!

September 22, 2009 at 3:57 am
(2) Andy McGarry says:

Obama as a Jedi? Who would have thunk it?

September 17, 2012 at 3:52 am
(3) vader says:

At last a lefthander I can admire. I bow to you my master unlike that weak lefthander Luke Skywalker rumored to be my son. Barack Vader sounds great.

Leave a Comment


Line and paragraph breaks are automatic. Some HTML allowed: <a href="" title="">, <b>, <i>, <strike>

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.