Turns out the Commander-in-Chief is more than African American, he’s also... Irish? Yep, apparently Barack Obama is 3.1 percent Irish. Irish Americans are waiting for Barack Obama to embrace his heritage: his great-great-great-grandfather Falmouth Kearney. Kearney was an Irish immigrant who came to America in 1850, from Moneygall, a small Irish village west of Dublin.
“God bless Falmouth Kearney, he married into good stock. It’s been a wonderfully pleasant surprise,” said American Ireland Fund President Kieran McLoughlin. “And now the main platform to showcase that [connection] occurs in about a week.”
What McLoughlin is no doubt referring to is St. Patrick’s Day. Its unlikely that Obama will be getting drunk on green beer… but will he take this opportunity to embrace his Irish roots. Its kind of an awkward situation for O’President, as he could offend the Irish by not acknowledging his roots…but then he could look silly if he gets to “schticky” with it. Either way, don’t be surprised if Irish Pub’s across the country try to cash in on the Obama is Irish craze.
Check out the Corrigan Brothers new song… “There’s No One as Irish as Barack O’Bama.”
You can also embrace the St. Patrick’s Day spirit and try to beat the recession by making your own beer…