Woman-I-Zen Obama cries while thanking volunteers

Woman-I-Zen Obama cries while thanking volunteers

Norwich : United Kingdom | Nov 09, 2012 at 4:28 AM PST
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US President Barack Obama is no softie.

We know this from his demonstrated capacity to give commands authorizing the use of deadly force – against Osama Bin Laden and Muslim terrorists in Afghanistan and (more controversially) Pakistan, among other things.

But there’s clearly a fundamental, perhaps transcendental softness to the recently re-elected, first black American President.

His tears suggest a depth of sentiment and sensibility that Americans and other television viewers around the world will recognize from past episodes of the Oprah Winfrey show – particularly when she had John Travolta on!

The weepy Winfrey and Travolta typically had a bawl when they got together.

That perhaps should have prepared us for the “Face Off” star’s appearance as a woman in “Hairspray”.

I have yet to work out how I will incorporate my reflections on your performance in that show into the Woman-I-Zen publishing project I've been working on, Mr. Travolta.

But it will probably invove some link with your love of flying: perhaps a treatise on your acceptance of the cross-dressing "Hairspray" role as evidence of a conscious or unconscious desire to explore feminity as "the unknown" - lying outside your, my own and other male's horizons.

But back to Obama.

Comparisons of his crying to the classic, caricatured womanly weeping of his compatriot, comedienne Lucille Ball (or should that be Bawl?) may be extreme.

But this is what – three times we’ve seen the most powerful man in the world cry in public this week?

We understand: his heart is full.

But you better listen and listen good Mr. President:

I’m giving you one week (1 WEEK) to cry your tears of joy and gratitude!

When that week is up I will not tolerate any further public shows of feminine sentimentality!

No wonder the British “iron woman” and icy intellectual Claire Fox can’t stand you!

Man up, bro!




Junior Campbell is based in London, England, United Kingdom, and is an Anchor on Allvoices.
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