President Obama gives ‘Star Trek’ Vulcan salute

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Nichols wrote that the photo was snapped in the Oval Office on Feb. 29.

The image certainly won't quell the comparisons of the commander in chief to Spock, the emotion-deprived "Star Trek" character played by Leonard Nemoy in the original series.

In a December interview with Barbara Walters, Obama said the biggest misconception about him was "Me being detached, or Spock-like, or very analytical."

See this original post on The Hill's In the Know blog here.