Sunday, July 14 has been like 10 years of iSteve happening at once.
As an immigrant and a citizen, my dad cared deeply about this country. Once, when he was speaking at a campus protest against Reagan’s accommodation of apartheid, a passing student noticed Dad’s brown skin and unique accent and called out: “go home!” He answered: “I am home.”
— Pete Buttigieg (@PeteButtigieg) July 14, 2019
Here’s the candidate with his mother and father:
His mother is a dead ringer for Meryl Streep in this picture. His dad was born in Malta, a Christian island in the Mediterranean that speaks a unique language blending Arabic and Italian. His Maltese grandparents were Maria Concetta “Cettina” Portelli Buttigieg and Joseph Anthony Buttigieg.
The late Professor Buttigieg reminds me ethnically of the Marxist intellectual Antonio Gramsci, who was born in Sardinia and whose family name tracked back to Christian Albania. Indeed. Prof. Buttigieg founded the International Gramsci Society.