Reported by the Onion, America’s finest news source:
WASHINGTONâ€”African-American man Barack Obama, 47, was given the least-desirable job in the entire country Tuesday when he was elected president of the United States of America. In his new high-stress, low-reward position, Obama will be charged with such tasks as completely overhauling the nation’s broken-down economy, repairing the crumbling infrastructure, and generally having to please more than 300 million Americans and cater to their every whim on a daily basis.
As part of his duties, the black man will have to spend four to eight years cleaning up the messes other people left behind. The job comes with such intense scrutiny and so certain a guarantee of failure that only one other person even bothered applying for it. Said scholar and activist Mark L. Denton, “It just goes to show you that, in this country, a black man still can’t catch a break.”
To look at the results of this landslide election in detail, I recommend the New York Times Election Map, easily the best election map available this time (screenshots below).
Graphic: screenshot from nyt.com. Illustration by Patrick Moberg.
The Big Picture – News stories in pictures – by Alan Taylor of the Boston Globe has some great pictures of Barack Obama, President-Elect of the United States.
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