Tuesday, October 21, 2008

If Taxi Drivers Are With Us Who Then Shall Be Against Us?

My mom always takes Haitian taxi cabs so she can practice her french. Recently she got in a cab with a driver who was, to her horror, playing a right wing radio show and she could hear the talk show guys ranting and raving against Obama. She nerved herself to say to him "I can't listen to this" and it turned out that he listened "to know what they are saying" about the democrats and Obama and that he had learned the code so well that he got himself, a la Spocko, on the show by pretending to be extremely conservative on some political topics and then started lambasting them from the left. They began shrieking at him and cut his phone.

True Story. And yet, even more surprisingly, my mother is not Thomas Friedman.