I heard a rumor that someone from Ireland, with a friend here in town, bought pizza for the Durham Obama supporters on election day. And why not? Along with Chicago, Hawaii, Kenya and Indonesia, Ireland is claiming Obama as one of their native sons:
There’s No One as Irish as Barack Obama by Hardy Drew and the Nancy Boys
Apparently Obama’s ancestors hale from Moneygall, a mere 93 miles down the road from my maternal grandfather’s digs in Westmeath.