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Barack my World

Friday, January 4th, 2008

    We have been closely following the presidential primary run-up and are very pleased to see that our candidate of choice, Barack Obama, won in Iowa by a wide margin. We have been fans of Obama since his 2004 speech at the Democratic Convention. It doesn't hurt that he has some roots in the same part of the world as Julius. While his father has been outed as a drunk, egomaniacal, wife beating, polygamist, Obama never knew him and has embraced the rest of his extended family and many half-siblings in Kenya. Africans are all anticipating that his ties to their continent can only mean good things if he does become president.

    The big question now is if he can keep his winning streak up for the next few states. I am sure he will win here in Washington. Did you all know that his mom lived on Mercer Island from eighth grade through high school graduation? There is an interesting article about her here