Now, granted, Sen. Obama's rise to prominence has been quick, and it would be tough to argue away his celebrity status. But let's keep in mind that he is only a freshman in the US senate, having been at the job just over a year. What I found really humorous, was the last paragraph in the STRIB article today:
He joked about a new book, too. While many thought it was presumptuous for him to write an autobiography at age 33, he said, the book had done well and he had a title in mind for his second: "The Senate Months: My Remarkable Journey from 99th in Seniority to 98th."If the GOP wants to compare a Freshman in the US Senate with the likes of their own 'Washington Celebrities' that have stumped for Kennedy (ie, President Bush, Vice President Cheney, House Speaker Dennis Hastert, need I go one) then by all means, go for it!