Overheard: President Obama's fave 'Wire' character
March 1st, 2012
02:42 PM ET

Overheard: President Obama's fave 'Wire' character

Among other contentious topics, like his pick for the best basketball player ever, President Obama has given his official line on who was the best character from "The Wire" (may the series rest in peace).

While chatting with Bill Simmons on "The B.S. Report," Obama said:

"It's got to be Omar, right? I mean, that guy is unbelievable, right? ...He's got to be the No. 1 seed. I mean, what a combination. And that was one of the best shows of all time."

So there you have it, "Wire" fans. Debate with the Pres as you will. (And if you're curious: Michael Jordan's the greatest basketball player ever in Obama's book.) As for us, we're now curious if Obama's also a huge "Boardwalk Empire" fan...


Filed under: television

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  1. Karthik

    Congratulations to President Obama, it really shows that Americans are the feondur of dempcracy. Hopefully other countries will follow that example of being a true democraticTo President Obama don't forget how hard life used to be in that country, rule with pride, and respect the people who voted for you erespective of your skin colour. It really shows that the world will become one in future, where people will live together with respect, dignity and without descriminationYou reminds of South Africa becoming free from evil governmentLONG LIVE THE SPIRIT OF DEMOCRACY

    August 14, 2012 at 3:32 am | Report abuse |
  2. kbboombaby

    The only reason why President Bush wasnt in the media as much was because he would always answer like Homer Simpson! But I think that's cool Pres. Obama.

    March 2, 2012 at 8:54 am | Report abuse |
  3. garyd

    When asked what was President Bush's favorite character from " the Wire "? George W. Bush response was " Barbed " wire of course!

    March 1, 2012 at 11:47 pm | Report abuse |
  4. acob

    Best TV show ever, and Omar is the best character ever. Whatever else you may say about Obama, the man has taste.

    March 1, 2012 at 3:45 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Steve

    President Obama likes "The Wire"? Way too cool. My favorite program of all time as well. Not easy to watch since it does ask questions most would rather ignore about urban America. But Omar!! "When you come at the king, you better not miss".

    March 1, 2012 at 3:26 pm | Report abuse |

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