27 December 2006

Here we go again

Slate reports on right-wing ribbing directed at Barak Obama's middle name. Which is, unfortunately, Hussein. Having grown up with a surname that rhymes with "odor," I can sympathize.

Key phrase: having grown up. Is the conservative wing of the comentariat so hard up for substantive criticisms of the junior senator from Illinois that they're forced to resort to the sort of tactics I last encountered firsthand in elementary school? I'm not convinced yet that Obama is as good a choice for President as he is charming, but I hope that if he runs, he encounters critics who can demonstrate they've graduated the sixth grade.

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