Its a historic week when the first African American, Barak Obama won the USA presidential race for the first time. And Lewis Hamilton became the first black person to win Formula 1. Interesting that the USA coverage refers to him as an African American, the rest of the world says black. It wont be so easy for that phrase to travel, I recall a few years ago Nelson Mandela visited the USA and was called an Afican American! While Formula 1 is one of the least green activities, it has some interesting by-products, such as improved brakes and aerodynamics. If only the rules were changed to make it a race to build the most efficient car not just the fastest, but thats for the future.
Labours Trevor Philips said “If Barack Obama had lived here I would be very surprised if even somebody as brilliant as him would have been able to break through the institutional stranglehold that there is on power within the Labour Party.” I think we can include the LD and Tories also, along with UKIP and the BNP. The Green Party has no institutional stranglehold, we are for instance one of the only parties with a female leader.
Gordon Brown gets a nomination for the order of the brown nose for his comments on Obamas victory. Feeling that perhaps the term historic was not enough for the occasion, after all he says it after every Labour win, he said "This is a moment that will live in history as long as history books are written." The clip made the Jon Stewart's daily show.
The grey parties had a sort of contest to see which is closer to Obama, but none of them were convincing. Cameron talked about Browns saying 'no time for a novice', that will haunt him. Its just spin and bandwagon jumping though.
I wonder if they will end up like the person in this clip? Yes they can.
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