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How well do we know this Barack Obama guy? [Nov. 4th, 2008|10:47 pm]
Just me.

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.

[User Picture]From: dirtylibrarian
2008-11-05 04:57 am (UTC)
Amen sister, amen.
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[User Picture]From: erikred
2008-11-05 02:28 pm (UTC)
You did catch DMX's reaction in March on discovering that Barack Obama was running for President, right? Suffice it to say that he expressed incredulity that the man was running.

I'll be interested in the portrait-changing protocols here in the Federal Building in January.
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[User Picture]From: lara7
2008-11-06 04:16 am (UTC)


yeah, he's a fool. and probably ineligible to vote, so it's a wash.

sorry about the prop 8 thing. :-( I enjoyed this:

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