When J.J. Abrams signed on to direct the new Star Wars: Episode VII, it seemed like geek blasphemy for the director of Star Trek Into Darkness to crossover to a galaxy far, far away. It seems like everyone has Star Wars and Star Trek on the brain, even the President of the United States, Barack Obama.
During a press conference at the White House, President Obama was answering questions about the state of Congress and their sequestering over the current Government financial situation and possible shut down. President Obama responded to a question about simply locking up Congress until they come to an agreement. The President stated, “I am not a dictator, I’m the President,” that he can’t merely force (no pun intended) them to agree. President Obama then misspoke and confused Star Wars and Star Trek,
I know that this has been some of the conventional wisdom that’s been floating around Washington that somehow, even though most people agree that I’m being reasonable, that most people agree I’m presenting a fair deal, the fact that they don’t take it means that I should somehow, you know, do a Jedi mind meld with these folks and convince them to do what’s right.