Wednesday, November 5, 2008

The Man

by Guest
From The Onion:

WASHINGTON—African-American man Barack Obama, 47, was given the least-desirable job in the entire country Tuesday when he was elected president of the United States of America. In his new high-stress, low-reward position, Obama will be charged with such tasks as completely overhauling the nation's broken-down economy, repairing the crumbling infrastructure, and generally having to please more than 300 million Americans and cater to their every whim on a daily basis. As part of his duties, the black man will have to spend four to eight years cleaning up the messes other people left behind. The job comes with such intense scrutiny and so certain a guarantee of failure that only one other person even bothered applying for it. Said scholar and activist Mark L. Denton, "It just goes to show you that, in this country, a black man still can't catch a break."

I'm sure most of you have already come across that little news brief already, but I find it to be a very accurate summary of what took place yesterday. While all we can do is sit and wait to see how things turn out, I for one, am still working my way out of this place. Granted, my anger won't be directed to the folks downtown anymore (at least not as much anyways), it's too little too late.

1 comment:

  1. I think it's great that new history has been made, but he certainly has a big job ahead of him.

    People are jumping up and down for the change that is promised to come. I for one, don't believe it until I see it.

    Oh, and we will have something new to look forward to at Hall of Presidents (Magic Kingdom) next Sept!

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