Thursday, July 02, 2009

Winds of change

Since just about anything that Barack Obama does these days seems to convince the angry right that their crackpot theories about him are correct, how long before someone gets working on his imminent Ghana visit as proof of him as someone obsessed with neocolonialism, pan-Africanism, or whatever other reactionary interpretation can be placed on the choice of sub-Saharan Africa's post-war independence pioneer? Such fun to be had with an Obama-Nkrumah comparison!

When in fact he seems to be going because he wanted to find a place to make sub-Saharan Africa seem not so neglected in his Presidency. Of course he could have done that by going to Kenya ... but then the crackpot theories would truly explode. About him really being Kenyan and all.

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