So I'm reading this Telegraph article that lists some little known facts about Barack Obama (thank you, Bradford) when I come across tidbit #34:
"He repaid his student loan only four years ago after signing his book deal"
That's right - the President elect just recently managed to pay off his student loans. After signing a multi-million dollar book deal.
Which means that my mid-level salaried self, which comes out of deferment in December, is tooooooooootally screwed.