'she's even been adopted by the president, having performed in front of barack obama at a reception in honour of jewish-american heritage at the white house, and at a subsequent fundraising gala, for which – according to her manager – her presence was specifically requested. "i was totally excited," she reports. "he said: 'it's nice to see you outside the white house, miss spektor.'" she is a fan: "i obviously, like everyone else, wish that things could get done faster and i don't agree with all the policies, but i think on a human level... politicians like him are rare. we're lucky to have him as president. i can't begin to imagine what happens if he doesn't get elected again."