Everything you never wanted to know about Obama
Forget the Iraq war, universal health care or the worsening economy. US Weekly peppered Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama with questions it says only a celebrity magazine dare ask.
Are you a cool dad?
The Illinois senator said that even when he danced with entertainer Ellen DeGeneres on U.S. television: “I thought (my moves) were pretty sweet. That’s why my 9-year-old isn’t embarrassed — because I can ‘bust a move’ as they say.”
Do Malia and Sasha ever ask about Britney Spears?
“They’re pretty down on Britney and Paris and all of that. They think they’re very ‘yuck,’” Obama said. “They’re way more into Hannah Montana and Beyonce.”
Do you ever get starstruck?
“I don’t really get starstruck,” Obama said. But George Clooney is a friend and he worked with the actor on Darfur issues.
Does wife Michelle Obama have a celebrity crush?
“She loves Stevie Wonder.”
Your favorite foods?
Chili and cobbler, the senator said. Wife Michelle says Obama makes a mean chili.
Boxers or briefs?
“I don’t answer those humiliating questions. But whichever one it is, I look good in ‘em!”
Photo credit: Reuters/Matt Sullivan (Obama speaks at Ohio State)