Presidential Pop-Culture Tastes


Entertainment Weekly asked McCain and Obama about their tastes in TV, movies, and music. I’ve got to admit: McCain gave livelier answers, although as has been widely reported he likes ABBA. Obama likes Javanese flute music (there he goes again with those arugula-ish tastes!), also Sinatra and Coltrane. My favorite answer from the Illinois senator is his admission that his wife watches a lot of HGTV — the home and garden channel — and that, he says, “I suffer that silently.” Good thing he has most of the gay vote already.

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