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*Sigh* The Onion. Sweet, sweet Onion.
Black Man Given Nation's Worst Job

WASHINGTON—African-American man Barack Obama, 47, was given the least-desirable job in the entire country Tuesday when he was elected president of the United States of America. In his new high-stress, low-reward position, Obama will be charged with such tasks as completely overhauling the nation's broken-down economy, repairing the crumbling infrastructure, and generally having to please more than 300 million Americans and cater to their every whim on a daily basis. As part of his duties, the black man will have to spend four to eight years cleaning up the messes other people left behind. The job comes with such intense scrutiny and so certain a guarantee of failure that only one other person even bothered applying for it. Said scholar and activist Mark L. Denton, "It just goes to show you that, in this country, a black man still can't catch a break."

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rhonan From: rhonan Date: November 5th, 2008 03:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
tagryn From: tagryn Date: November 5th, 2008 05:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
It also points up that editorial cartoonists are going to have to be much more vigilant about sliding into easy racist stereotypes now that they'll be portraying an African American president every day - note the cartoonists' use of the elongated chin, exaggerated lips, butler-like slouch, assigning him the role of a servant, etc. Can't do that.
lisakit From: lisakit Date: November 5th, 2008 08:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
Actually I thought that was part of the point of this cartoon.
doodlesthegreat From: doodlesthegreat Date: November 5th, 2008 04:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
This morning, my father said "You realize that we now have a president with the initials B.O.?"

Thanks, Dad, you lovely ray of sunshine. -_-
abostick59 From: abostick59 Date: November 5th, 2008 07:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
All Obama has to do is divert the Potomac to flow through the White House, and all the filth will be quickly washed away.
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