By Crom!

Okay, I just gotta throw this out here real quick. You guys like The Onion, right? Check out their new article about Obama’s challenges with his new Cabinet

WASHINGTON—President Barack Obama expressed frustration Wednesday after members of his cabinet failed to recognize his allusion to the 24th issue of the comic series Savage Sword Of Conan during their first major meeting together.

Obama, whose upcoming challenges include organizing a massive effort to rebuild the nation’s infrastructure, was reportedly unprepared for the confused silence he received upon suggesting that his cabinet “team up with Taurus of Nemedia” to secure the necessary funding from Congress.


Obama, an avid collector of Conan The Barbarian and Spider-Man comic books since he was a child, was referencing the 1977 story “The Tower Of The Elephant,” written by Roy Thomas. According to administration sources, no one in Obama’s cabinet was familiar with the magazine-sized comic, though Labor Secretary Hilda Solis claimed to have once seen Conan the Destroyer.

Even by The Onion‘s usual high standards, this one was particularly funny. Go read the whole thing.

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  1. Lubbock Left Said,

    January 28, 2009 @ 9:24 am

    Awesome. 🙂

  2. Maxo Said,

    January 29, 2009 @ 12:44 pm

    Hell, I just noticed I posted the same thing you did a whole day later — sorry about the overlap! I’ll be sure to make a note of it in my post.

  3. Scott Slemmons Said,

    January 29, 2009 @ 2:13 pm

    Aw, there was no need, Maxo — I figured you were just an Onion reader like me. 🙂