I'm a little confused.
Let me see if I have this straight.....
* If you grow up
in Hawaii, raised by your grandparents, you're "exotic,
* Grow up in Alaska
eating moose burgers, a quintessential American story.
* If your name
is Barack you're a radical, unpatriotic Muslim.
* Name your kids
Willow, Trig and Track, and you're a maverick.
* Graduate from
Harvard law School and be President of the Law Review, and
you are unstable.
* Attend 5 different
small colleges before graduating, you're well grounded.
* If you spend
3 years as a community organizer, create a voter registration
drive that registers 150,000 new voters, spend 12 years as
a Constitutional Law professor, spend 8 years as a State Senator
representing a district with over 750,000 people, become chairman
of the state Senate's Health and Human Services committee,
spend 4 years in the United States Senate representing a state
of 13 million people while sponsoring 131 bills and serving
on the Foreign Affairs, Environment and Public Works and Veteran's
Affairs committees, you don't have any real leadership experience.
* If your total
resume is: local weather girl, 4 years on the city council
and 6 years as the mayor of a town with less than 7,000 people,
20 months as the governor of a state with only 650,000 people,
then you're qualified to become the country's second highest
* If you have been
married to the same woman for 19 years while raising 2 beautiful
daughters, all within Protestant churches, you're not a real
* If you cheated
on your first wife with a rich heiress, and left your disfigured
wife and married the heiress the next month, you're a Christian.
* If you teach
responsible, age appropriate sex education, including the
proper use of birth control, you are eroding the fiber of
* If , while governor,
you staunchly advocate abstinence only, with no other option
in sex education in your state's school system while your
unwed teen daughter ends up pregnant, you're very responsible.
* If your wife
is a Harvard graduate lawyer who gave up a position in a prestigious
law firm to work for the betterment of her inner city community,
then gave that up to raise a family, your family's values
don't represent America's.
* If your husband
is nicknamed "First Dude", with at least one DUI
conviction and no college education, who didn't register to
vote until age 25 and once was a member of a group that advocated
the secession of Alaska from the USA, your family is extremely
OK, much clearer
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