Monday, May 19, 2008


Peggy Noonan on yesterday's "This Week With George Stephanopoulos":
Raised in Hawaii and Indonesia, for the past 40 years he didn't really share, Obama, the American experience in a lot of ways that other people did, in cultural ways, almost being entwined with the country.
Yes, how on earth would Obama have shared the American experience in Hawaii?

It's a moronic comment because it implies not only that Hawaiians aren't Americans, but also that the South Side of Chicago, Obama's home for many years, is somehow not part of the American experience. As a South Sider of ten years I can tell you: The place is quintessentially American, sometimes tragically so.

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