A splendid satirical piece about the Barack Obama phenomenon, by TimesOnline.co.uk writer, Gerard Baker:
He ventured forth to bring light to the world…
(Here are afew excerpts)
… He travelled fleet of foot and light of camel, with a small retinue that consisted only of his loyal disciples from the tribe of the Media.
… For as long as the Child stood with his arms raised aloft, the enemy suffered great blows and the threat of terror was no more.
… And lo, in Mesopotamia, a miracle occurred. Even though the Great Surge of Armour that the evil Bush had ordered had been a terrible mistake, a waste of vital military resources and doomed to end in disaster, the Child’s very presence suddenly brought forth a great victory for the forces of the light.
… And the Persians, who saw all this and were greatly fearful, longed to speak with the Child and saw that the Child was the bringer of peace. At the mention of his name they quickly laid aside their intrigues and beat their uranium swords into civil nuclear energy ploughshares.
… And they told of strange and wondrous things that greeted the news of the Child’s journey. Around the world, global temperatures began to decline, and the ocean levels fell and the great warming was over ….
If only that includedthe media infatuation.