President Barack Obama issued a statement on the death of Star Trek actor Leonard Nimoy that– as usual for Obama –was as much about Obama as Nimoy.
Nimoy, who became world-famous playing the half-human, half-Vulcan Spock, the First Officer of the Starship Enterprise, in the 1960s TV series Star Trek, passed away at 83 on Friday.
Missing from Obama’s statement was recognition of Nimoy’s military service in the 1950s. Nimoy enlisted in the Army as a Reservist according to Military.com and achieved the rank of sergeant.
We are not surprised that Obama prefers to talk about himself while remembering the death of an American Icon!