I wasn’t going to comment on this until the official statements started pouring in.

It was a case of “The emperor has no clothes” (OK, “the clothes have no emperor”) shouted by a grown-up and passed on by little kids. Faux was going to copyright the story – so I was going to keep it at a distance.

But the rich Oedipal subtext makes it a good story beyond the colorful language (Jesse, not B0 was always the one with a gift for “le mot juste”)

Fathers and sons – a play on many levels:

First, you have Backtrack Obama reenacting his personal drama on Father’s Day by pulling a Bill Cosby on the black community – lecturing them about their family duties. The Million Men March theme. The arrogance of the Rock star/Messiah & the childhood hurts/identity crises he tried to gloss over in his first book.

Then, you have Jesse “Analyze those tears”  Jackson Junior – or is it two “Jr”s? dissing his own father  who has the temerity of getting between him and his coveted opportunity:

“Revered Jackson is my dad and I’ll always love him. He should know how hard that I’ve worked for the last year and a half as a national co-chair of Barack Obama’s presidential campaign. So, I thoroughly reject and repudiate his ugly rhetoric. He should keep hope alive and any personal attacks and insults to himself.”

Wow! Almost as poignant as the Mike/Chris Wallace tragedy.

Sharper than  serpent tooth

And so it goes…The abandoned child candidate (I shall award him Jr. Jr. nickname instead of Jesse –  I prefer it to Bush the 3rd) stirs negative feelings in the community that he’s supposed to champion and creates at least one father and son feud.

Wasn’t the lesser  Jackson into adding new chapters in the bible? This would make a far more compelling theme than a party hack engineered “clinching”.

Although, myself, I still think someone should write a play….In the meanwhile, paging Dr Freud.

And, as I read that the pundits are trying to spin this fiasco as ‘

“yet another triumph for Jr.Jr.” – I feel that the nerve this story hit is the same one as tossing grandma under the bus did – – it’s not the fathers but the sons who made fools out themselves here.