Obama and OmarPosted: Monday, January 28, 2008
As has been blogged elsewhere, Barack Obama told the Las Vegas Sun two weeks ago that “The Wire” is his favorite TV show and his favorite character is Omar Little, the gay stick-up artist with the facial scar, sawed-off shotgun and Wild-West duster who robs drug dealers and disdains swearing.
Here is the story. The audio clip with Obama talking about Omar is the third one listed. I’ve also added NPR’s interview on “Fresh Air” with Michael K. Williams, who portrays Omar. He not only talks with Terry Gross about “The Wire” and how he got that distinctive facial scar, but also his pre-Wire work as a background dancer(!) in Madonna videos.