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Saturday, November 08, 2008

Of Mutts and Men

Looking for a sign abut the real Barack Obama? This comment -- in response to the pressing question of how he will fulfill the most pressing campaign promise of all, getting a dog for his girls -- says a lot.
"Obviously, a lot of shelter dogs are mutts like me."
Labeled a socialist, a pal of terrorists, inexperienced and a whole host of other things, the soon-to-be 44th President of the United States dropped a large hint about the man behind the cool, calm exterior.

And that is he is very much aware of who he is and how comfortable he is in his own biracial skin. That alone promises a major change from the last two men who sat in the Oval Office.

Barack Obama won't feel the need to prove his is the smartest kid in the class. Nor will he feel the need to step out of anybody's shadow.

That's real change.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A GOOD MAN AND A BAD MAN IS A LOT MORE THAN THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A MAN AND A DOG.UNFORTUNATELY THERE ARE SOME PEOPLE THAT THEY THINK THEY ARE BETTER THAN ANIMAL.

November 08, 2008 2:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did you notice in his press conference that he kept saying "I will do this" and "I will do that", when he was talking about things that require legislation? He'll need to change the way he talks about stuff like that pretty quickly, or Congress will feel dissed.

It must be very heady to be elected President, but there are those other two troublesome branches of government that were set up to slow you down. It took Deval Patrick over a year to figure out that he needed the Legislature to get things done, and that their interests were not always congruent with his. Let's hope that, even though Obama spent so little time in the Senate, he has learned that lesson, too.

November 09, 2008 5:24 PM  

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