"I'm Living the American Dream!"

After becoming the next American Idol, Taylor Hicks screamed these words between verses while he sang. Is it the American Dream that Taylor is living? Or does the "American Dream" even exist anymore? Can these words be screamed from a stage flanked with celebrities and impressionible young people while immigrants struggle for their rights?

Perhaps the problem with this imbalance lies in the fact that more people voted for the American Idol than voters turned out to utilize their right to vote for their President. Or so they said on the air. If this is true... If this is the American Dream... I fear we have a lot to learn. I'm almost certain that this is not the American Dream.

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