Color blind?

i have a dream – that someday i shall live in a country where the media will NOT reduce a man’s character to the color of his skin.

Early morning news coverage of the inauguration events is leaving me gently ill.  i’m a HUGE fan of Mr. Obama.  NOT because of the color of his skin, but precisely because of his intellect, vision and character.

Hello?  Did we forget that this man was president of Harvard Law Review?  He is a constitutional law scholar?  Is deeply intelligent, much more moderate than many realize, and holds the potential to gently close the great divide between right and left in the US of A?  Oh, let’s not forget the fact that he speaks in full sentences and doesn’t make up words….

Granted, the elderly blacks who grew up with the blatant racism, restrictions on voter registration and the ugliness that accompanied the civil rights movement have more than enough justification for a little extra celebration.  It was only about 40 years ago that we still had “whites only” drinking fountains in this country.  Bring it.  You deserve this moment…

Idiot comment from the current news girl:  “It occurs to many Americans that they’ve never seen a first couple who looks like that.  Young, black and in a Presidential limo…”.  Jeebus McGee.  This bimbo went to an overpriced private university and bought got a degree in communications to bring us this kind of deep insight?  Her parents deserve a refund…

Is it just me, or does the media emphasis on his race detract from his achievement?  Let’s get on with the business of fixing what’s broken…

[end rant.  off for coffee…]