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Quote Of The Week

Obama is a South Sider and does not hail from Camelot or Mt. Olympus or the lush forests of mythical Narnia. 

I’ve joked that reporters feel compelled to hug him, in their copy, as if he were the cuddly faun, the Mr. Tumnus of American politics. But I was only kidding. The real Mr. Tumnus never had Billy Daley or Ted Kennedy carving up Cabinet appointments. ~John Kass [1]

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#1 Comment By nathancontramundi On May 10, 2008 @ 5:17 pm

I never think to log on to the Tribune‘s website, and that paper is something about the Midwest that I often miss. Thanks, Daniel, for the wonderful line from the generally entertaining Mr Kass!

#2 Comment By conradg On May 10, 2008 @ 6:07 pm

To be fair, althogh Obama began his political career in the south side of Chicago, he was nor fomed there. He’s the product of Hawaian culture, which in some respects really is a rather idyllic and even God-like paradise of multi-cultural acceptance and trust. One could make a decent argument that what Obama’s politics represent is an attempt to Hawaianize the rest of the country. This could be fun, if you like island girls and fruity drinks as I do.