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Old May 17 2011, 12:06 AM   #815
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Re: Smallville10x21&22 "Finale" Discuss/Grade

Saw a comedian recently (blanking on the name) "I dream of an America one day where a white kid can grow up to be President."

There's a risk of being patronizing to always make the screen presidents black now that it's not impossible wish fulfilment, and especially to say that black contender would fail when put up against a white guy. A rich white guy, but not just a rich white guy, a rich white guy who had his memory erased. So a black guy loses to a vegetable who doesn't know how to tie his shoes?

Is it worse to be patronizing or insulting?

The whole wrong year thing might mean scandal/impeachment/resignation or assassination?

Chris Rock said a verrrrrrrrrrrry long time ago something like "No white President is going to have a black vice president, because it'll be about 5 minutes before some brother out there shoots whitey."

Blaire Underwood has been a terrible fictional president in the event.

(White) Pete Ross was the Vice President in the comics during the "brief" Luthor Administration. If Sam wasn't in Jail, I wonder if his character would have been standing beside the President elect?
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