Starts off slowly, ambles along, not bad, heard it before, etc. And then during the last minute or so, it all comes together and suddenly people are on their feet. [Taped today — 3.21.08 — in Salem, Oregon.]

The labelling of Obama by the fear machines of both the Clinton campaign and right-wing broadcasters has been vile, and yet here I am thinking along these lines myself. I’m referring to the fact that Barack’s candidacy has made me feel more in league with the African American community than at any time before in my life. And then I think about the continued success of Tyler Perry‘s films, largely due to support by black audiences, and I go, “What the…?”