To lighten the mood here a little, here's something completely different.
Tiny Irish Village Is Latest Place to Claim Obama as Its Own
MONEYGALL, Ireland -- Here they call him O'Bama.It looks like the official Obama website has joined the fun. (via)
Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois, Democratic candidate for president, is the talk of this village because recently unearthed records indicate that he is a son of Moneygall.
Stephen Neill, a local Anglican rector, said church documents he has found, along with census, immigration and other records tracked down by U.S. genealogists, appear to show that Obama's great-great-great-grandfather, Fulmuth Kearney, was reared in Moneygall, then left for America in 1850, when he was 19.