No … really … CBS is dedicating its TV shows on Monday to … umm … well? Welcome to “Yes We Can Monday”. In the tank? What would give you that idea?
Starting Jan. 20, the most powerful person in the world actually will be a black man. Although President Barack Obama is one of the greatest public speakers now practicing that art, he probably couldn’t get hired as the anonymous voice-over spokesman for a brand of cereal because he doesn’t sound black enough. Nevertheless, he is a beneficiary of this development. When God turned into an African American, it became less unthinkable that the President might be African American as well.
The train rides are another symbolic link between Lincoln and Obama. The parallels range from the superficial – their tapered physiques, their young children living in the White House – to the serious: Lincoln freed the slaves, and Obama will be the first African-American president.
“Yes We Can Monday” seems pretty tame.