Thirteen years and one day after he got away with murder, OJ Simpson was convicted of armed robbery and conspiracy to kidnap. The Guardian's Caroline Davies speculates that Americans are not rioting in the streets because we are, among other things, "consumed by the economic crisis."
Well, let's not forget to thank the one man who made this peaceful conviction possible: Barack Obama. The Senator has freed African-Americans of the obligation to defend OJ just because he's black. In 2008, people of color can shout from the mountain top, "Barack Obama is black. OJ is just a dick who murdered two people!"
It's kind of like how women don't feel compelled to defend Sarah Palin because we have Hillary Clinton.
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