I cannot get excited about what is happening in Washington today. The US election was like some sort of second rate reality TV show, 'Who's Got the Pres Factor?' or something similar.
What really worries me is that all he seems to have been elected for was being 'black', although his white momma might have something to say there, and for constantly gobbing off about the need for 'change'. What concerns me is that nobody in the States seems to have asked what that change actually is.
What about the overt racism? The hysterical assumption throughout the world, not just in the USA, that because he is black he is good and will be a great president. Why?
Finally on Obama, if Bono is over there grovelling and crawling then he must be a complete shit! I would go so far as to say that Obama is as big a conman as Bono, but more scary considering his position.
Step forward the next international conman in the news today, Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the owner of Manchester City Football Club. He did a great 'Obama' on the football world. Poor deluded City fans fell for the waffle, yet again, that they were about to become the richest and therefore best football club in the world. After all they were buying Brazilian genius Kaka for an obscene £100,000,000 weren't they? But what they got instead was Craig Bellamy, a £12,000,000 Welsh misfit.
Still the great Sheikh bought them the £32,000,000 genius Robinho didn't he? Except it is reported today that Robinho has thrown a tantrum and run off to Brazil.
You can fool some of the people some of the time, you can't fool all of the people all of the time.
But then there are Yanks and Manchester City fans.............