October 08, 2008

Obama relates

A moment came in the second presidential debate when Obama turned to swat at those who thought him green behind the ears. That's what he said, green behind the ears, a WTF of a phrase he pronounced and then literally denied by turning away from the camera and giving everybody a good long look back there, where truth to be seen there wasn't a patch of green in all the voluminous nether of either ear of him.

Turning away like that he deftly exposed the viewer to the fact of his actual color: not a bit of green back there, you see, on that brown-eared handsome man. See for yourself. See? He's looking away, he doesn't mind you staring at the uniformly brown skin of his behind those ears. It's just brown skin. He's kind of insisting. Go ahead and look.

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