There are a lot of flashy headlines from the political world today, but nothing really illuminating.
The MSM is filling airtime, print pages and blogs with vapid, tortuous and pendantic reporting until tomorrow's exit polling is available from Indiana and North Carolina.
McCain and 26 Republican Senators call for elimination of federal regulations on Ethanol. (I heard that on Fox News, and smiled, because I suggested in yesterday's blogpost that McCain should do exactly that. Is it possible McCain's peeps are reading my blog? No? Okay, well I'll still claim credit for writing about it first.)
The most interesting political read today comes from Chris Hitchens at Slate.com who wonders if the Rev. Wright controversy is all MICHELLE OBAMA'S fault.
I direct your attention to Mrs. Obama's 1985 thesis at Princeton University. Its title (rather limited in scope, given the author and the campus) is "Princeton-Educated Blacks and the Black Community."
To describe it as hard to read would be a mistake; the thesis cannot be "read" at all, in the strict sense of the verb. This is because it wasn't written in any known language.
Anyway, at quite an early stage in the text, Michelle Obama announces that she's much influenced by the definition of black "separationism" offered by Stokely Carmichael and Charles Hamilton in their 1967 screed Black Power: The Politics of Liberation in America.
I remember poor Stokely Carmichael quite well. After a hideous series of political and personal fiascos, he fled to Africa, renamed himself Kwame Toure after two of West Africa's most repellently failed dictators, and then came briefly back to the United States before electing to die in exile.
I last saw him as the warm-up speaker for Louis Farrakhan in Madison Square Garden in 1985, on the evening when Farrakhan made himself famous by warning Jews, "You can't say 'Never Again' to God, because when he puts you in the ovens, you're there forever."
I have the distinct feeling that the Obama campaign can't go on much longer without an answer to the question: "Are we getting two for one?" And don't be giving me any grief about asking this.
Black Americans used to think that the Clinton twosome was their best friend, too. This time we should find out before it's too late to ask.