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Our second black president

John Kerry wants to be our second black president.

"President Clinton was often known as the first black president. I wouldn't be upset if I could earn the right to be the second," Kerry told the American Urban Radio Network.

It was just as moronic when Clinton said it, but at least it was original. As I remember, much of Clinton's claim to "blackness" lay in his relatively humble beginnings in a backward Southern state. What is Kerry's claim? His liberal voting record? Are all liberals therefore "black" by definition? I'm confused.

By the way, if anyone has doubted Kerry's ability to stoke the masses with his unbridled enthusiasm, fear no longer!

"Boy, wait until you see the fire in my belly," he told a TV interviewer.

Boy, we can't wait, John! Just a question: do people who really have fire in their belly have to go around talking about how much fire they have in their belly?