There's no one as Irish as Barack O'Bama!


sarsfield,  Tuesday, November 11, 2008 at 7:24:00 AM CST  

Well, Obama actually has as strong a claim to being an Irish-American as he does to being an African-American. You could look it up. Honestly, the whole "first African-American president" schmaltz is a bit hard to take. For God's sake, his ancestors owned black slaves in the county I live in! You could look that up too.

Anonymous,  Tuesday, November 11, 2008 at 8:20:00 AM CST  

It's ok to have a little fun along the way. - Tom Laney

Anonymous,  Tuesday, November 11, 2008 at 11:46:00 PM CST  


Will he have to pay reparations to himself?

sarsfield,  Wednesday, November 12, 2008 at 10:42:00 PM CST  

anonymous - quite likely he will.
Actually, I got to thinking of what a moment it will be next February 12th when Pres't. Obama comes here to Kentucky for the bicentennial at Abe Lincoln's birthplace. The first African-American president will no doubt give a memorable speech at the birthplace of the Great Emancipator. The reality is, however, that, unlike the vast majority of African-Americans, Pres't. Obama has zero slave ancestors but has slave-owning ancestors who lived just up the road from Abe's birthplace. Only in America.

Anonymous,  Thursday, November 13, 2008 at 8:42:00 PM CST  

Actually the early Irish immigrants had less value than slaves. They were abused but couldn't be sold.

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