PREPARE for a new America: That's the message that the Rev. Jesse Jackson conveyed to participants in the first World Policy Forum, held at this French lakeside resort last week.
He promised "fundamental changes" in US foreign policy - saying America must "heal wounds" it has caused to other nations, revive its alliances and apologize for the "arrogance of the Bush administration."
Of course, there are going to be fundamental changes. We are going to have the first woman president if Jackson gets his way. If I were Obama, I would tell Jesse Jackson to shut the fuck up. Jackson rode his association with a great man for all it was worth, and did nothing of any note, importance, or significance himself except for two fiascoes of presidential runs.