You can't write this stuff. Dig Toby Keith waxing philosophically on Obama's blackness. Despite posting about his new song, I really have nothing against Toby Keith. I think Shock and Ya'll is kind of funny. Besides, there's no blacker name then "Toby." Still, one of the great spectacles of this campaign has been watching people who (as I've said before) likely can't remember the last time they've had dinner with a black family, holding forth on the intricacies and mores of black America. Thanks guys. We really need you to explain our culture for us.


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