"Blue-gum" redux

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Mon Nov 17 01:53:21 UTC 2008

The observant will note that the President-elect is a so-called
"blue-gum," like unto your humble correspondent. In his legendary
classic novel of the pre-Civil War American South, "Mandingo," Kyle
Onstatt claimed that blue gums are a feature peculiar to the Ibo
people. But, as is common knowledge, Obama is of Luo ancestry.


All say, "How hard it is that we have to die"---a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

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