And it came to pass, in the eighth year of the reign of the evil Bush the Younger (The Ignorant), when the whole land from the Arabian desert to the shores of the Great Lakes had been laid barren, that a Child appeared in the wilderness.
The Child was blessed in looks and intellect. Scion of a simple family, offspring of a miraculous union, grandson of a typical white person and an African peasant. And yea, as he grew, the Child walked in the path of righteousness, with only the occasional detour into the odd weed and a little blow.
When he was twelve years old, they found him in the temple in the City of Chicago, arguing the finer points of community organisation with the Prophet Jeremiah and the Elders. And the Elders were astonished at what they heard and said among themselves: “Verily, who is this Child that he opens our hearts and minds to the audacity of hope?.........”
For anyone who missed last week's hilarious Times take on Obama's European tour, I strongly recommend that you continue reading here.
For all Britain's faults, I can not imagine any circumstances where a Main stream US newspaper would write a similar article about the affirmatively assisted candidate from Illinois.
However, the Times is one honourable, and slightly unexpected exception, any one who has watched TV news anchors and journalists, many with otherwise fearsome reputations, swooning like teen aged schoolgirls at the very mention of his name knows that the anointed one's rose petal strewn path to the Whitehouse is assured, and that he will get they without anyone in the press ever asking a serious question about him.
Stand by for a very disillusioned electorate in 2009.