Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Sen. Obama, "A Politician" - no more, no less
Trust me, I know who Hillary is on the surface - a Washington insider, a wheeler-dealer who knows how things get done in that environment, a woman very publicly scorned by her husband and inextricably linked with the Monica Lewinski scandal because she chose to "stand by her man." I can live with that, because as I said - that's the persona we all already know. But somewhere deep inside, I'd held out some hope that the senator from Illinois might somehow be different. I get it now, he's not. To borrow a term from The Field Negro, Sen. Obama is no more than "politricks" as usual, a person absolutely counter to the campaign he's been running. Poor little interracial boy looking for a place to fit in notwithstanding, this old nursery rhyme (with my own modification for the times) now defines him for me: There was a crooked man and he walked a crooked mile. He found a crooked sixpence against a crooked stile. He bought a crooked cat, which caught a crooked mouse, And they all lived together in a crooked little (White) house. Both he and his wife have chosen the political expediency demanded by white America and those in Black America who seem to want a Black president - by any means necessary. I wish them all good luck. As for me, the devil I know is way better than the devil I don't. If it turns out I'm wrong, I'll be the first to admit it.