Tom Paxton was interviewed in the Irish Times last week. Tom is unhappy with a lot of his fellow countrymen who, he says, don't regard 'our President' as a real American. Well if that's true (and have I any reason to doubt a recovering acid-head?) then it's simply outrageous.
Because 'our President' is as American as motherhood and apple pie. Think about it. Almost every American I know has a Kenyan father who abandoned him as a child. Most Americans were brought up as Moslems in Indonesia, and I never met an American not having at least one of the President's names, Barak, Hussein or Obama. And I don't know this for sure, but I'll bet all real Americans have forged birth certificates as well. And think there are 57 states in the country.
So there you are, a true American. Tom, I fully agree with you.