A few years ago, Red Sox dingbat Manny Ramirez garnered some rare positive press for becoming an American citizen and carrying an American flag through the outfield. Wednesday, Cardinals first baseman Albert Pujols became an American citizen by acing his citizenship test, scoring a perfect 100 percent.

We looked over a sample citizenship test, and though we think we'd do pretty well, we're not sure we'd nail 100 percent. (We probably couldn't nail all 13 original colonies, we'll confess; isn't Montana in there somewhere?) We congratulate Pujols on his American citizenship; we look forward to hearing who he's endorsing in the 2008 election. All signs point to Dennis Kucinich.

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Albert Pujols Is More American Than You [Metroville]
Sample Citizenship Test [About.com]
Running For President, On Empty [The Black Table]

(UPDATE: We hadn't had a chance to check The Dugout today, but their post on this is much better than ours.)