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.