Obama histeria watch
I like what columnist Rickey Hampton said, in a way that may or may not qualify him as a humper of horseflies*:
In my book, the moment Obama takes the presidential oath, his significance as an African-American ends. From that point on he should be judge by his performance in the White House.
In the meantime, call Obama an African-American, biracial, 50 percent white or whatever you want to call him.
Just make sure that in the end, you remember to call him Mr. President, too.
I surely hope that Mr. Hampton hasn't previously written anything untoward, as I am now (per the high standards of Rumproast) apparently responsible for it.
* Note: unlike yours truly, this person is not, in fact, a notorious bugfucker. This is just an honorary designation for those who offer something other than the narcotized mellow of pat historicism.