But did Obama just meet his Taurus II?
SPOCK: Strange. Step by step I have done the correct and logical thing...
MCCOY: And brought our furry friends down on our necks.
SPOCK: Yes. I seem to have miscalculated regarding them ... inculcated resentment on your part.
Aside from the cheesy, too-easy rhyme of "Barack" and "Spock"... and recalling that it's no secret the President is a Trekkie... an interesting thought crossed my mind this week, amid the spectacle of the President changing tone to sell his stimulus package in the Senate against withering attacks by Republicans and "10-to-1" calls against it by those whipped up by conservative talk radio. Like Spock on his first command with a shuttlecraft crew in "The Galileo Seven," the president seemed content that a rational, unconcerned trust in the facts and deductive logic of history would be quite enough to rationally carry the day.
Then the wall of fear and emotion set in, and quicker'n Bones could say, "It'll take more than logic to get us out of this," the president pivoted back into political-reality retorts and metaphors that got his point across. It's as if the lightbulb went off that "making the correct command decision, in the logical order" was not enough.
KIRK: You mean, you reasoned that it was time for an emotional outburst.Don't worry. I'm not going overboard with any "Obama is a Vulcan" meme.
Spock never did hoops.