March 02, 2007

Long Ago and Far Away (From Mattering)

Other than the faintly Clintonesque stink surrounding it, Jules Crittenden captures everything I wanted to say about the latest presidential candidate scandal (right down to the Monty Python reference) in Sins of the Great-Great-Great Grandfather.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at March 2, 2007 02:32 PM

I think its ironic that Al Sharpton may have just played a major role in keeping Obama from being the first black President. His race pimping in calling out Strom Thurmond's relatives have made Obama's 'sin' seem worse.

Posted by: BohicaTwentyTwo at March 2, 2007 03:25 PM

All this 'sins of the great-great-grandfather, et al', seems to be carrying things a bit too far.

It seems to focus on trivialities of the distant past, too, when much closer day serious sins stare them right in the face. Look at that pic of Barak's father in the DailyMail. It appears he was a smoker! This is deeply disturbing to me. I don't know that I could vote for a man knowing that his father smoked, even if it was a pipe.

Posted by: Dusty at March 2, 2007 03:41 PM

I loved the nose in the air sound of this line by the starched pants at the Daily Mail: "Barack Obama Snr started life with the advantage of being able to read and write, ..."

I much prefer the thought he might have started life in a hospital because he wanted to be near his mother. (ht: Howard, Fine, and Howard)

Posted by: Dusty at March 2, 2007 03:53 PM

Could someone slap Al Sharpton upside the head and remind him that this "blame the guy for his great to the xth power grandparents acts" thing is what has kept the Middle East and the Balkans (and Ireland to a lesser extent) such a mess for several hundred years?

Posted by: Jeff at March 2, 2007 04:16 PM