Obama/Omar ‘08

An interview with Barack Obama in the Las Vegas Sun reveals yet another tidbit about the Illinois senator’s Wire fandom:

Obama told the Sun his favorite character is Omar, a stick-up artist who steals from drug dealers and then gives the loot to poor people in the neighborhood.

“That’s not an endorsement. He’s not my favorite person, but he’s a fascinating character.”

TNR ‘s Michael Crowley calls this moment ” A small but telling example of why, on a superficial level, the media falls for Obama.” Agreed, but keep in mind that Obama isn’t staying current with Season 5, which in our book is sort of like missing the NIE on Iran.

P.S.: Remember, The Wire is popular among more than just liberal media types .