Jan. 21st, 2009

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From makinglight:

The Washington Post said:
The first president to enter the White House with a literate and introspective memoir behind him, Obama is his own book of firsts. He is the first president with a foreign father.

Hardly. Andrew Jackson was the son of two Irish immigrants. James Buchanan and Chester Alan Arthur both had Irish fathers. In addition, Thomas Jefferson and Woodrow Wilson had English mothers, and Herbert Hoover's mother was born in Canada.

As you can see, even with Obama, we have yet to have a President with a foreign-born parent who wasn't a British subject, since those Irish, English, and Canadian presidential parents were all born subjects of the Crown, and so was Barack Obama, Sr. of Nayang'oma Kogela, Nyanza Province, Kenya.

Also further down from WP

"He is the first president who was president of the Harvard Law Review. "

This is true and impresses me more than anything. Fuck you have to be brilliant to get that job, even if you're WHITE.

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Anyone want to make me an Obama icon saying "I can"? I could use it for dieting entries!

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