Obama Is Prejudice Against Short People


I’m vertically challenged.

At maybe 5-feet-5, the only folks I can look eye-to-eye are middle schoolers and maybe Ken Jenne.

It is natural that articles about height interest me.

The following editorial in Saturday’s Daily News caught my eye. 

This is what happens when we elect a president who plays basketball.

So, as they sing in “Guys And Dolls, what’s in the Daily News?

I’ll tell you what’s in the Daily News:

An Obama tall tale

Barack Obama’s prejudice has been revealed. The man is a tallist. Now that he has assembled his whole cabinet, who can ignore the evidence?

  • Paul Volcker, chosen for a plum White House economics job, is 6-feet-7.
  • Arne Duncan, picked to be education secretary, is 6-feet-5.
  • Gen. James Jones, national security adviser, is 6-feet-5.
  • Eric Holder, attorney general-designee, is 6-feet-3.
  • Tom Vilsack, the choice for agriculture secretary, is 6-feet-3.
  • Ray LaHood, tapped for transportation, is 6-feet-2.
  • Ron Kirk, new U.S. trade representative, is 6-feet-1.
  • Obama’s idol Abraham Lincoln was 6-feet-4.

Where are the Robert Reichs (4-feet-10)? Or the Madeleine Albrights (4-feet-10)? Or the Michael Bloombergs (5-feet-8 on a good day)?

Clearly, Obama (6-feet-1) looks down on all of them.

5 Responses to “Obama Is Prejudice Against Short People”

  1. Beth The Bounty Hunter says:

    You are too funny Buddy….and I am shorter than you 5’1″ so I too would be looked over. You know what they say, nose to nose and toes to toes.

  2. Boots says:

    In the immortal words of Randy Newman, “Short people have no business… .” Short people are too busy worrying about their lack of height and their truncated lines of vision to be effective leaders. All that overcompensating business – Hitler, Napoleon, etc. Not good.

    5’11” (without my boots)

    FROM BUDDY: Being short is great. Nobody ever asks me to do any heavy lifting and I don’t have to pay extra for those XXXX clothes.

  3. jt says:

    buddy, have a great holiday, this blog is one of the better presents in the last year. and casey stuck in alabama says the same. even though you are horizontally challenged… remember the helpers of santa were a bit on the short side..

  4. haha says:

    That was very funny- thanks! I needed a laugh!

  5. FTL Guy says:

    if you want news check out the heated debate on tim smith’s blog about the mayor for fort lauderdale’s race