Monday, August 25, 2008

Color Me Confused

Is he black? Is he white? The answer, my friends, is a big YES to both questions. 50% of his genes come from a black father, and 50% of his genes come from a white mother. So why does everyone refer to Barack Obama as "black?" And what the hell difference does it make anyway? If I had to assign a color to him, I would say he's a pleasant shade of brown. But I'm pretty darned sure that skin color has absolutely nothing to do with a person's ability to govern our nation. It's the brain that counts! Human brains are essentially all the same color, but their quality varies greatly. I'm going to judge a person's ability to govern by the things he says and does, not what he looks like. My top priorities are that he be highly intelligent, well-educated, up-to-date on world events and conditions, well-spoken, even-tempered, tactful, healthy, non-aggressive and reasonably compassionate. I don't know either of our presumptive presidential candidates personally, so it's difficult to be completely confident of my judgement. But I'm pretty sure that the skinny, young, white/black guy satisfies more of my criteria than the pudgy, old white/pink guy.


Dick Small said...

Obama's got great teeth. I envy his teeth. They're flawless.
McCain's cheeks seem overly large, like a squirrel carrying nuts to its nest...

electro-kevin said...

I wouldn't worry about colour either.

I'm very suspicious of youth now. Having experienced the awful Tony Blair and many like him in other areas of business and office it seems that ageism is far more prevalent than racialism.

Dr. Zaius said...

Color is so superficial and unimportant - unless you are orange, of course! By the way, you have been awarded the Arte y pico Award!

DCup said...

Exactly! I'm amazed at the number of people who agree with Obama's policy but who are afraid to vote for him because of his deep, dark, Coppertone tan.


Bill Stankus said...

On appearance alone, Obama looks delightfully healthy while Old John looks like an actor who specializes as a morgue cadaver on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.

Mike from Adelaide said...

Half black, half white - he's brown. Elementary colour mixing.

I'm reminded of the old joke about the black and white kids fighting over which was better on the bus.

The bus driver turns around to them and says:

I've had enough of this. From now on there's no black and white; only green. You are both green. Now, light green sit on the left and dark green on the right.

Madam Z said...

dick: Yes, he has great teeth and they are 100% white!

ek: I admit to being agist. I'm not nearly as old as McCodger, and I know I couldn't withstand the stress of being president. I think it's a job that requires more strength than almost any 72 year-old could muster.

dr. Z: Thank you, my fellow orange-haired one!

dcup: And a lot of those people who dislike him for his "deep, dark, Coppertone tan" are out baking themselves in the sun and in tanning booths, so they can attain a similar dark tan! Natural brown skin: Bad! Artificial brown skin: Good!

bill: How true!

mike: Wouldn't it be interesting to be able to vote for a genuine "green" candidate!

Cat said...

Pudgy pink! lol