Friday, August 1, 2008

Let's Play the Currency Game!


If that was silly, Senator Obama's verbal crackback at his opponent's criticism was more troubling. Campaigning in Missouri, he said: "So what they're going to try to do is make you scared of me. You know, 'He's not patriotic enough, he's got a funny name,' you know, 'He doesn't look like all those other Presidents on the dollar bills.'"

The Obama camp says the reference to dollar-bill portraits wasn't meant to suggest that all of them are white and he is black. We might give him the benefit of the doubt on this were it not that it's the second time Mr. Obama has used this device. In late June in Florida he said: "They're going to try to make you afraid. They're going to try to make you afraid of me. 'He's young and inexperienced and he's got a funny name. And did I mention he's black?'"

I want to give Senator Obama the benefit of the doubt and so I am going to ask you, my fellow politicos and also the Obama supporters out there to help clarify his statement. I've given you a picture of the various currencies. Can you help find the non-racial attribute that Senator Obama must have been referring to when making that statement?

Also, doesn't his phrasing once again presume he is already president? He doesn't look like all those OTHER presidents.

Help me out. Clarify his statement for him.