President Cool

I frankly can’t even remember the last time I voted.  What I have personally experienced as an academic scholar and as an artist in my life gives this Eagle Scout difficulty in respecting the United States of America.  Of course my narrow experiences vanish in the dark shadow of how the Land of the Free and Home of the Brave STILL treat those who are not male, white, adult and upper middle class or above.  But in an age when a celebrated Rat Pack tribute act in Las Vegas can be bumped for Duck Dynasty the Musical (that failed and quickly), this moment of class, cool and composure has me proud to be an American, and proud the face of America is President Barack Obama: