Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Obama > Felix the Cat

"President Barack Obama reminds me of Felix the Cat. One of the best-loved cartoon characters of the 1920s, Felix was not only black. He was also very, very lucky. And that pretty much sums up the 44th president of the US as he takes a well-earned summer break after just over six months in the world's biggest and toughest job." -- Niall Ferguson of the Financial Times

I can't decide if this just obtuse, or an out of left field analogy that some may construe as being apt. A man that has worked his way from a middle of the road upbringing to POTUS can't be written off as lucky. Should Niall Ferguson be compared to Peter Griffin because he's dumb and white? I think not.

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