November 4th, 2008


How well do we know this Barack Obama guy?

the youngish black dude next to me at the bar and grill where we
watched the election returns had no idea Barack Obama's dad was from
Kenya. I had mentioned that Barack was the first president in my
memory that had an immigrant parent, and he was all like "really?"
like he'd never heard of such a thing. Even when I told the "African
dad, Kansan mom" story he seemed unconvinced.

21 months of campaigning. how can folks not know that part of the
narrative? it's like "oh, wait, McCain was in Vietnam?"

I'm still happy we won tho.