Sunday, January 25, 2009

Claiming Obama as Irish

- Good piece by Fintan O'Toole in Saturday's Irish Times on the tongue-in-cheek efforts to claim Barack Obama as Irish, including a local politician's idea to build “some sort of heritage center, museum, some sort of monument” in Moneygall, the village where Barack Obama's great-great-great-grandfather lived. As O'Toole notes, "The endless game of claiming everyone as Irish can be fun and even educational – up to a point."

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