From a Maureen Dowd column that compares Barack Obama to Spock from "Star Trek":
"Obama is also a control freak who learned to temper, if not purge, all emotion. But as a young man of mixed blood, he was more adept than Young Spock at learning to adjust his two sides to charm both worlds, and to balance his cerebral air with his talent for evoking intense emotion. . . . Commanding his own unwieldy starship of blended species, with Cheney, Limbaugh and other pitiless Borg aliens firing phasers from all sides, Mr. Obama has certainly invoked Mr. Spock's Vulcan philosophy of ‘Infinite diversity in infinite combinations.’ And he even recruited some impulsive Rahmulen muscle for his Utopia."