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November 5, 2008

As Only The Onion Can…

The Onion captures the moment:

Black Man Given Nation’s Worst Job

WASHINGTON–African-American man Barack Obama, 47, was given the least-desirable job in the entire country Tuesday when he was elected president of the United States of America. In his new high-stress, low-reward position, Obama will be charged with such tasks as completely overhauling the nation’s broken-down economy, repairing the crumbling infrastructure, and generally having to please more than 300 million Americans and cater to their every whim on a daily basis. As part of his duties, the black man will have to spend four to eight years cleaning up the messes other people left behind. The job comes with such intense scrutiny and so certain a guarantee of failure that only one other person even bothered applying for it. Said scholar and activist Mark L. Denton, “It just goes to show you that, in this country, a black man still can’t catch a break.”

Posted by distler at November 5, 2008 9:18 AM

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Re: As Only The Onion Can…

Very funny.

But what an extraordinary night! The world is a lot better off now, even though there remain many, many challenges.

Nice speech by McCain. A truly, classy and humble speech by Obama—contrast with the “i have the mandate” speech by Bush on 2004 after winning the election, barely.

Makes me less depressed than the re-election of the Conservatives (fortunately, a minority) here in Canada few weeks ago.

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