Obama is a South Sider and does not hail from Camelot or Mt. Olympus or the lush forests of mythical Narnia. 

I’ve joked that reporters feel compelled to hug him, in their copy, as if he were the cuddly faun, the Mr. Tumnus of American politics. But I was only kidding. The real Mr. Tumnus never had Billy Daley or Ted Kennedy carving up Cabinet appointments. ~John Kass