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This is part of a real NY Times column about how 'cool' Obama is

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President Barack Obama smiles as he arrives at the Saban Forum to speak about the Middle East at the Willard Hotel in Washington, Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013. The 2013 Forum is examining the political changes taking place across the Middle East, and the President spoke about topics including Iran. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin

An excerpt from an actual New York Times op-ed by author Ishmael Reed:

Cool jazz is exemplified by the saxophone of Lester Young and his protégé Stan Getz; the trumpet of Miles Davis (especially on his 1957 album “Birth of the Cool”); the vibraphone of Milt Jackson and the song stylings of Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughan and June Christy.

Like the president, cool musicians carried themselves with a regal bearing. Some members of the generation before them had to engage in minstrel-like antics to make a living. Cool musicians demanded respect, and when attacked didn’t blow up, but, like the president, responded stoically. One of his favorite words is “persistence,” the attitude of his hero, the saxophonist Sonny Rollins, the greatest surviving bebopper.

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