Earlier this year, a bunch of Carleton debaters and I were shooting the breeze about Barack Obama. One said that "you know Obama will be strong on foreign aid, because his grandmother still lives in a poor village in Kenya." And I, in a rare flash of wit, immediately replied, "and you know he'll be a strong fiscal conservative because she's still there."
Alas, I had no idea that the Republican Party would make a campaign ad operating off that same premise. But amazingly, the Texas GOP just went there -- using his half-brother George Hussein Onyango Obama (of course they used the full name) standing in front of a shack to argue that Obama won't care about our hard economic times. "If Obama cares so much about your family, why doesn't he doesn't take care of his own family first?"