These are Barack Obama's maternal grandparents; it's striking how much he resembles his grandfather. Last night after I heard the news about his grandmother falling ill and Obama canceling some campaign events to go to Hawaii to be with her, I read up a little bit on his family background. I kind of knew most of this stuff already, but it really hadn't sunk in for me just how wild it is that he is very likely about to be elected our 44th President. It's not just a white mother from Kansas and a Muslim father from Kenya who left the family when he was a young child. It's also growing up in Jakarta (of all places) with an Indonesian step-father and a Buddhist half-sister. It's an incredible story; I think I really need to read Dreams from My Father
Anyway, I just thought the picture was worth sharing.