Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Barack Obama: Keepin' The Southern Man Down!

Not on his radar:

Barack Obama has moved faster than any modern president-elect in selecting his Cabinet, scouring Wall Street, academia and the Senate to assemble a diverse team that has won bipartisan praise.

Still, the Democrat’s star-studded roster lacks representatives from two groups: Southerners and the Republicans that he vowed to appoint during the campaign.

After Obama’s victory, John Podesta, the co-chairman of the transition team, reaffirmed the president-elect’s campaign intentions, saying Republicans would be “spread throughout the administration.”

Allan Lichtman, a professor at American University in Washington, said it would be a mistake for Obama to neglect the South.
“He’d be very much remiss not to name a Southerner,” Lichtman said. “After all, he’s trying to convert the South back to the Democratic Party, and he doesn’t want to be accused of snubbing the South.”

Barack better remember what the great Lynyrd Skynyrd taught us:

Well I heard mister Obama sing about her
Well, I heard ole Baracky put her down
Well, I hope Barack Obama will remember
A southern man don't need him around anyhow...

In Illinois they love(d) the governor
Now we all did what we could do
Now Blago-gate does not bother me
Does your conscience bother you? Tell the truth...

Well, Obama has the pat liberal answer for Lynyrd Skynyrd, and anyone else who wants to know where the southern portion of the Mason-Dixon line disappeared to during his presidency:

Obama’s White House will have at least one public Southern accent. Robert Gibbs, the press secretary, will brief reporters in his native Alabama drawl.

Ah, tokenism. The calling card of the liberal elitist. "Sure, we don't have anyone fron the South in our Cabinet, but listen to my spokesman talk! Doesn't he have the most authentic regional dialect imaginable?"

A Southern man - moreso than a Northeastern liberal - knows when he's getting jacked around. That's why they rarely help elect Democrats. You got a real thin rope here, Baracky...

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