If you're anywhere to the Left of Anne Coulter, it's hard not to be a little star-struck with Barack Obama, the Democratic candidate for the open Illinois Senate seat. Not only is the man brilliant -- he was president of the Harvard Law Review -- not only is he the best public speaker to emerge since Clinton left office, he's also a dyed-in-the-wool enviro. First black president?
Being president of the Harvard Law Review is not necessarily a sign of brilliance. IIf you take a moment to think about it then you'll see that it might mean any number of things, not all favourable.