Wednesday, December 31, 2008

A Little Bit of Africa Right Here in the USA

Caught this over at the LA Times (via Drudge) this morning:

In Africa, money, ethnicity and family connections still count more toward success than does hard work. Bribes usually trump talent; corruption tops integrity. Young Africans hoping to follow in Obama's footsteps -- even those with the same name -- may face disappointment and disillusionment.

And after reading it I really had to scratch my head trying to differentiate between this description of Kenya and a similar description of this country:

In America today, money (as seen in Obama's election and the kind of power people like George Soros can wield), ethnicity (Roland Burris) and family connections (Beau Biden, Caroline Kennedy, Jesse Jackson Jr, Todd Stroger Jr, Emil Jones III). Bribes usually trump talent (Rod Blagojevich); corruption tops integrity.

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