Maybe Obama can claim asylum in Money-gall?
When Barack Hussein Obama, a man whose main executive experience was working as a community organiser in his native Chicago, was first running for presidential election, the world was given a very simple choice.
After all, a vote for Obama if you were American, or vocal support if you lived outside the US, was the sign that you were a progressive, liberal type who felt that it was 'time' America had a black president.
Of course, there were plenty of people who saw beyond this witless nonsense. There were plenty of people, black and white, who warned that he would be a disaster as a president. And so that has come to pass – with his appalling and frequently disgraceful performance actually managing to exceed the worst fears of the doubters. But nobody loves to catch a ride on a famous person's coattails quite like the Irish and when it emerged that he was 1/128th Mick, amateur genealogists and chancers around this country started scouring parish records.