Tuesday, January 17, 2006
So Once Again (I Forgot) Tell Me Why When Barack Obama Goes to the Middle East Hes Escorted by Media Bigs So Its Chicago Front Page and Prime Time TV News?
Q. Is it because hes an expert on foreign policy?
A. Nope. Hes not, having been in the Senate only a year.
Q. Because hes tall and good looking?
A. No-no-no, couldnt be. Indianas Evan Bayh is tall and good looking and a presidential possibility but nobody knows when he goes overseas or not.
Q. I know! Its because Obamas black, tall and good-looking.
A, No-no-no, couldnt be. Massachusetts Edward Brooke was black, tall and good looking. In addition to which he served two terms, was mentioned for vice president. Also Carol Moseley Braun was black, not tall but pleasant looking with a 50,000-watt smile. No laudatory coverage of a first time trip to the Middle East like that for her.
Q. Lets see. Hes black, tall, good-lookingalso a power in the Senate?
A, No-no-no, wrong again. Hes black, tall, good-looking and is second to the bottom in seniority in a Republican Senate which means hes not a power.
Q. Its got to be obvious. Is it because the media have determined to single him out as the leading representative black person in politics and plays him an emblematic for an entire people?
A. Youre getting warmer.
Q. I know: its because media decides the people who should be singled out for future victory
A. Keep on, youre almost there.
Q. about what party should be singled out for future victory and who their choice is to be destinys tot in order to be balanced with a white woman to become their pick for a ticket they are pulling to win!
Q. But, tell me, wasnt Edward Brooke who was all these things eligible for fame as well? About the time when Jeane Kirkpatrick was mentioned for president?
A. Yep, now tell me what Brooke wasnt.
Q. Lets re-cap. He was black
Q He was tall
Q. He was good-looking
Q. He was brilliant
Q. He was--, he wasnt--.
A. He was what?
Q. He wasnt a Democrat! He was a Republican!.
A. Bingo again.
Q. Thats right. Of course, media cant have a Republican tall good looking smart black Senator promoted as destinys tot. Thats not the right casting. Why didnt I think of that before? Stupid me.
A. Stupid you.