China is gearing up for the Olympic games and so are many athletes. For athletes, agility and mobility are considered good skills to have. However, in Washington. D.C., they can be detrimental to the public good because agility and mobility are what makes a “good” politician!

Consider Senator Obama and his pseudo-attempts to squash the story about his relationship and ties to his now “defrocked” and debunked minister.

Obama has tried to repudiate the minister without actually insulting the man. After all, the minister can deliver many votes in Chicago, an essential city to winning Illinois. It is highly unlikely that Obama did not accept the minister’s help in first being elected and everyone knows that Obama still counts on the minister’s support for the Presidential election. It is only as some of these stories leak that Obama has begun to feel the pressure and the need to repudiate people he previously has called mentors.

So, Obama must find some method of still accepting the minister’s help and, at the same time, distance himself from the man’s un-American attitude. Here are some sample justifications. Well, he didn’t personally hear those remarks. This after being a member of the church for 20 years. Well, he did get married there, and his children were baptized there, but he didn’t hear those remarks. Well, he did attend the church fairly regularly, but he didn’t hear those remarks.

These explanations are so labored that even the true believers should begin to quetion Obama’s past and what he actually believes. But, that is even more unlikely than Obama’s rationalizations. His supporters will stick with him better than rosin on a gymnast’s hands. Obama’s routine has suffered a “misstep”, but, with the help of Democrats, he has been quick to recover his balance. He is more like the floor gymnasts who twist and twirl their way across the mat and then back again with each step carefully choreographed and placed for maximum effect than he is to the honest, upright man I previously believed him to be.

So, hurrah for anyone who can get a straight answer out of Obama. His political agility and mobility will probably move him right into the White House. But, some of us former fans do not intend to let his false starts go unnoticed. It’s a marathon to the White House and some of us are hoping to keep him out of the “pack”.

Let the games begin!