Monday, February 02, 2009

Barack Obama Hype

I’ve had a sneaking suspicion that the Barack Obama hype has been overdone. This past weekend confirmed it. I visited some friends in Detroit and ended up wandering through Target, a big department store. I was thoroughly disturbed when I found 2 hardcover children’s books about Barack Obama. They were the most predominantly displayed books in the whole section with some copies of “A Child’s First Bible Stories” and “The Story of Abraham Lincoln” tucked in behind.

After briefly lamenting for the poor children who are going to extremely disappointed with their bedtime stories, I walked on to the card section. I saw a card with a great big picture of Barack Obama with a big heart around him. On the front it said Happy Valentines Day, on the inside “Barack and Roll.” If that’s what works with the ladies, it’s a good thing I’ve been out of the dating scene for a few years now.

1 comment:

duhgee said...

Why would the poor children be disappointed to hear what may be a fascinating story? It could inspire enthusiasm in politics, societal change, and enhance their cognition more than hearing about a fat purple dinosaur, a bright yellow sponge, or whatever it is that 'entertains' children these days.