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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

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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.

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