Opinion pieces from the L.A. Times

Firstly, Kitty Kelley, everybody’s favorite biographer of celebrities and public figures, wrote this piece for the L.A. Times:

“The president tells us Iraq is a “noble” war, but his wife, his children and his nieces and nephews are not listening. None has enlisted in the armed services, and none seems to be paying attention to the sacrifices of military families.”

David Ehrenstein posits Barack Obama as yet another “Magic Negro”:

“Like a comic-book superhero, Obama is there to help, out of the sheer goodness of a heart we need not know or understand. For as with all Magic Negroes, the less real he seems, the more desirable he becomes. If he were real, white America couldn’t project all its fantasies of curative black benevolence on him.”

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~ by Jasmine on March 19, 2007.

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