Over the last year, some Barack Obama supporters on Facebook, like the comedian Andy Borowitz (and the folks pictured above), changed their online handles to add the middle name Hussein: Their impeccable logic: If everyone's middle name is Hussein, where is the stigma?
Now that movement has a powerful convert.
In his first post-election newspaper interview, with reporters from the Chicago Tribune and Los Angeles Times, Obama was asked: “Do you anticipate being sworn in as Barack Obama or Barack Hussein Obama?"
He replied: “I think the tradition is that they use all three names, and I will follow the tradition, not trying to make a statement one way or the other. I'll do what everybody else does.”
It's the guy's name -- we should all deal with it. That's why it's good to see that he himself is.