There were twenty-four recipients of the 2012 National Medal of Arts and National Humanities Medal today, but Politico knows which one will really excite its readers:
President Barack Obama let his inner “Star Wars” nerd out on Wednesday when he honored its creator George Lucas at the White House…
When it was his turn, Lucas got a big smile and a big hug from the president, according to pool reports.
“I remember when I first saw ‘Star Wars,'” Obama said in his opening. “There’s a whole generation that thinks special effects always looked like they do today. But it used to be you’d see, like, the string on the little model spaceships.”…
Video at the link (sorry, can’t embed).
And for (fanboi) bipartisanship, Politico also shared the political opinion another iconic leader:
“Star Trek” star Leonard Nimoy, who played Spock on the sci-fi show, wants to see immigration reform succeed.
The actor shared his thoughts on the issue via Twitter on Tuesday.
“Is it possible we’ll get immigration reform ? Done in the Senate. Up to the house to get millions out of the shadows. LLAP,” he wrote. “Creating a path for immigrants to become taxpayers is logical. LLAP”…
The White House noticed Nimoy’s observations and retweeted him in agreement.
Creating a path for immigrants to become taxpayers is logical. LLAP
— Leonard Nimoy (@TheRealNimoy) July 9, 2013
What’s on the agenda for another sultry summer evening?