Thursday, February 08, 2007

Congratulations, Albert Pujols

And this time I mean it - no voodoo, no snark, no comments about how much I dislike this man. Today, Albert Pujols became a citizen of the United States of America. Pujols scored 100%.
The St. Louis [Deadbirds'] star became a U.S. citizen Wednesday during a ceremony at the Eagleton Courthouse. Pujols' wife, Diedre, arranged to have about two dozen relatives and friends watch U.S. District Judge E. Richard Webber swear in Pujols.

The only sad thought about this story is that most native-born Americans wouldn't be able to pass the citizenship test, evident in the number of high school seniors who can't identify the Great Lakes on a map or who can't name the Vice President or can't tell you what the first ten amendments to the US Constitution are, all requirements to pass the citizenship test.

Goat Riders has a pretty funny post on this.

Welcome to the best damn country on the planet, Albert. Officially, of course.

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