Carol Marin of the Chicago-Sun Times appears to have at least somewhat of an epiphany about Obama's character:
If you hire a shark, does that make you a shark? If you send in an enforcer, are you, de facto, an enforcer, too? ...
...If you hire an enforcer, are you, de facto, an enforcer, too? Yes.
Take that a bit further. If Emanuel is slightly unhinged and the very first thing Obama does is hire him, does that make Obama slightly unhinged? Yes.
The pied piper has stopped playing and the gullible children, ever so hungry for "change" follow the skinny piper with the smoke-toned vocal chords to the cliff. Safely out of reach of the adults, the piper stops playing. This is the moment of truth. The choice of Emanuel has shocked the "warm fuzzies" right out of the electorate that followed him, adored him and even anointed him a higher being - a new type of politician. They now stand in a stupor. Where's the song? Where's the sweet grown up Gary Coleman we elected President? Why's he sound so different? Why did he pick a dead fish mailing psychopath who is perpetually compensating for his denigrated manhood to be the Chief of Staff of his White House? How is this humanly possible?
The smart children, or even those with simple street savvy, sense the imminent danger and turn 180 degrees and run as fast as they possibly can. The others, too gullible to know better, or too greedy for the free candy the piper promised, remain.
They remain and a few argue amongst themselves why the piper is acting so strange. Some children are defending the piper and claim he must have a reason for the sudden strange darkness that beams from his eyes as he grins with his new partner. The others are oblivious and simply wait the free candy to rain down from the skies and spring up all around them.
Good for Ms Marin. She is at least partially aware of the real nature of Barack Obama. The media, like children, are just awakening to the horrible reality the adults tried to warn them about - there is no free candy.
This electorate is not the first masses to feel that chill in the spot where their spines were, others before them have felt it as well. The masses who supported Lenin & his Bolsheviks, replaced Nicholas II (a hated, family man, & his family to Ekaterinburg and a firing squad) felt the same chill. Their "new" prosperity never appeared and, in fact, their poverty only increased while their freedoms completely vanished. Russia still has not recovered from that mistake made by an angry and greedy populace who listened to people making grand promises.
The people better now be on their guard. They better look closer at this new piper who has made the promises. They must dig up all the stories buried by a media filled with gullible & greedy children and prepare the masses for the slightly unhinged creature, created wholecloth by murky, Chicago gangster politics, that is Barack Obama...
...the next President of the United States.