on a street in a suburb of Toledo, Ohio.
"Hello? Can we help you?"
"Yes, I'm running for President of these United States and I'm going
door to door to meet the voters and let them know a little more about
"Well, that's all well and good but, to tell the truth, I've never seen
anything like you before. What the heck are you supposed to be anyway?"
"I'm dermal melanin."
"Dermal melanin. I'm the compound that's responsible for the various
shades of color in human skin."
"Oh, uh, okay. I didn't know that we were voting for skin color."
"Well, in a way, you are. Let me put it this way... can you
tell me the biggest difference between Barack Obama and John McCain?"
"Oh, NOW I get it. You think I'm the kind of idiot who would vote
for John McCain just because the chemicals in his skin make him a lighter
Barack Obama. Right?"
"I don't know. What kind of idiot are you?"