Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Barack H. Obama is now the 44th president of the world's most powerful nation. He is the first African-American president of the United States of America. Is apartheid an issue of the past? Was Martin Luther King Jr.'s death not fruitless after all these years? Great then.There were a lot of African-American celebrities who rendered songs for president Obama. It was said that Mariah Carey sang HERO for the president. What? He's a hero? Already? Whatever for?

For me, the real hero is John McCain. He was a Vietnam war veteran. His father and greatgrandfather were both four-star generals. In 1967, while on a mission, his plane was shot down in Hanoi. He was captured and was a prisoner of war until 1973. McCain experienced torture in the hands of his captors. His broken arms and legs were refused treatment until his captors found out that they have a son of a 4-star general as prisoner. He refused an out-of-sequence early repatriation offer. His war wounds left him with lifelong physical limitations. Now, that is heroism for me.

Sarah Palin was McCain's waterloo. America was not ready for a soccer-mom-whose-experience-of-foreign-policy-was-seeing-Russia-from-her-backyard. America was ready for a son-of-a-Muslim-turned-Atheist-Kenyan-with-PHD-in-Economics-with-an-Indonesian-stepfather-and-a-Harvard-educated-lawyer. It's a pity that President's Obama's father is dead as he could have served as an adviser in economy. I don't know if the rest of the world knows that Obama has seven half-siblings by his dad. Count in his half-sister by his mom and that would make eight Obamas claiming to be the US president's sibling. Oh! and what about the other numerous relatives he has still living in Kenya? I just now realized the large extended family the US president has.

I hope and wish that indeed, the new US president would make a difference. Then, he could be my hero.
Posted by desperateblogger On 1/21/2009 10:50:00 AM 8 comments


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  3. I really hope he can solve the financial crisis that hit most of the countries.

  4. Yesterday was an exciting day and I am looking forward to see if he is able to enforce the changes.

  5. He has 4 years to prove himself. There's nothing much the people can do now but wait and see....

    I didn't realize he has that many siblings. I saw one in the news who is now in China [?] married to a Chinese woman. I wonder if they will start coming over here now that their brother is the most powerful person in America...hmmm....


  6. Very well said Lena!

    He promised there will be a "change" during the campaign period, so let's wait and see. Obama must start now and prove himself.

    Dana didn't vote for him, but since he's already our President then we should give him a chance. We're hoping for the best!

  7. I wish I could say I hope he will change US or the world, but I stop hoping on man, let alone a politician, long ago.


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