Posts Tagged ‘Obama’



President Obama Buys Star Wars Pop-up Book

StarWars.com Team | March 25, 2010


photo: AP Photo/Charles Dharapak

Looks like President (Jedi Master) Obama has good taste in kids books — especially those with light-up lightsabers! He was recently in Iowa and purchased Star Wars: A Pop-Up Guide to the Galaxy by Matthew Reinhart.

Yahoo News reports:

After mentioning an Iowa City bookstore in his health care speech Thursday, President Barack Obama stuck his head in and spent $37 on kids’ books.

The president bought two books for his daughters, 11-year-old Malia and 8-year-old Sasha. He also paid for a “Star Wars” pop-up book for the 6-year-old son of White House press secretary Robert Gibbs.

We asked Star Wars: A Pop-Up Guide to the Galaxy author Matthew Reinhart about the President’s recent book purchase and he told us:

What can I say? He’s got taste! Seriously, its a tremendous honor & delight for this humble pop-up book maker. Just goes to show you how universal Star Wars really is!

MORE PHOTOS:
Obama makes stop at Prairie Lights Books in Iowa City

Read more about the book here:
Inside Star Wars: A Pop-Up Guide to the Galaxy
(via Starwars.com)

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SOURCE: TheForce.Net

Star Wars Halloween at the White House

StarWars.com Team | October 31, 2009


(AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

This Halloween, President Obama and the First Lady hung out with Chewbacca, Ahsoka Tano, and the 501st stormtroopers as they handed out candy to 2,000 trick-or-treaters and military families who were invited to the festive party.

An odd cast of figures wandered around the North Lawn, including skeletons playing musical instruments, walking trees and Star Wars characters.

The president, dressed in casual clothes, was one of the few not in costume. Even Obama’s press secretary, Robert Gibbs, was dressed as Darth Vader, the Star Wars villain.


(AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Read more here:
No trick: 2,000 kids knock on White House door
(via Yahoo News)

President Obama-Wan Kenobi!

StarWars.com Team | September 16, 2009


(Image via Getty)

We’ve blogged before about how many Star Wars fans think President Obama is secretly a Jedi Knight. But this is the first time we’ve been handed photographic proof of Obama showing off his Force powers.

Sith Lords and bounty hunters beware!

According to Newsweek:

Here’s President Obama dueling with, yes, a Star Wars lightsaber at an event held this afternoon at the White House to promote Chicago’s bid for the 2016 Olympics.


(Photo by Jim Watson/AFP)


(Image via Getty)

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SOURCES: Newsweek, Gawker

Obama Jedi Art by Suckadelic

StarWars.com Team | October 16, 2008


“Brand New Funky President” custom art by Suckadelic

Artist Suckadelic Shows His Obama Support Star Wars-Style

With the presidential campaign heating up, there’s bound to be a few Star Wars fans out there wanting to show their support for their favorite candidate in their own creative way. Artist Suckadelic gives his take on presidential hopeful Obama with this one-of-a-kind art piece for the Jailbreak Toys “Art + Action = Obama ’08″ art show. Star Wars Blog chats with him to get the low-down on this cool piece of Star Wars political art.

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