Is Obama The Master?
Sherman Oaks, California
The internet rumblings about whether Barack Obama is a Manchurian candidate programmed in an Indonesian madrassa to usurp the U.S. government in the name of Islam are off the mark. The real question is whether Obama is The Master, the evil timelord from the BBC science fiction program Doctor Who.
In the series three episode "The Sound of Drums," medical student Martha Jones explains the appeal of newly installed British prime minister Harold Saxon (pictured) who is, spoiler alert, The Master in disguise.
The Doctor: The Master was always sort of hypnotic, but this is on a massive scale.
Martha Jones: I was going to vote for him.
The Doctor: Really.
Martha Jones: Well, it was before I even met you. And I liked him.
The Doctor: Why do you say that? What was his policy? What's he stand for?
Martha Jones: I don't know. He always sounded good, like you could trust him. Just nice. He spoke about -- I can't really remember, but it was good. Just the sound of his voice.
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