16 February 2009

Happy Presidents' Day

Here's a little food for thought. Americans have patted themselves on the back for electing a black man as their President because of the progress from slavery days that his triumph represents. Yet as I look at all the t-shirts, fake commemorative coins, and other paraphernalia available everywhere, I want to ask an ironic question: has any President been so thoroughly made into a commodity as Barack Obama? Think about it.

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