As readers of this weblog know, I don't see much leadership or statesmanship from our elected officials. I'm a bit hesitant to suggest that a recent letter/article by Senator Barack Obama shows both. History has shown that whenever I think that of some politician, it won't be long before he or she does something to make me ashamed that I ever spoke well of him or her. Still, I'm going to suggest you read what Obama wrote.Evanier isn't the first to fall for the skinny kid with the funny name. And he won't be the last.