I've got to admit I'm writing this blog post at least partly because I wanted to use this art: Rush Limbaugh's satire of Obama's first book, with me on the cover: "Forward by Joan Walsh, The Magic Honky."

I've always given Limbaugh credit as an entertainer, and that composite is hilarious. Plus, I've got to admit, I'm flattered to be the Magic Honky. I also know that, clearly, I am not worthy: If President Obama is the Magic Negro to Limbaugh, the Magic Honky has to be a white person who's roughly his peer, someone like, say, Hillary or Bill Clinton, or Bruce Springsteen or Bono. Or Angelina Jolie. Or if we're thinking Dark Magic, maybe Dick Cheney? (It's not Liz.)...

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