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The Politician’s New Clothes

Obama in a Somalia in 2006

I had written earlier that I had begun to see nuances of better leadership in Hillary Clinton. What was I thinking?? According to the Drudge report, stressed Clinton staffers circulated a photo over the weekend in order to ‘smear’ Obama’s campaign.

The Clintonistas were probably addressing the people who still think that Obama is Muslim and hoped that this photo will give a glimpse of his ‘Muslimness’.

There is nothing wrong with Obama posing for such a photo. Politicians do that all the time. They are often seen donning the local garbs of the places they visit. George Bush seems quite fond of it himself-

George Bush In Veitnam

Hillary Clinton was seen wearing a  traditional Vietnamese hat along with daughter Chelsea on their visit to the country in 2000.

Hillary and Chelsea

Even though the Clinton camp now seems desperate to try these dirty tactics they are a part of a good day’s work on the political battleground.

What I find absurd is how the media always links Obama to Islam and calls him a Muslim as if it were some sort of name calling. As if being considered Muslim is a bad thing. As if having a middle name Hussein automatically links one to the infamous ousted Iraqi dictator. So, it  is not a big deal if the future President of the United States had drug issues but it is outrageous if he had any kind of Islamic roots.

Posted by Arhama on Feb 27th 2008 | Filed in News,Politics,Religion,World | Comments (1)

Will He Find Out How To Quit It?: John Gibson Mocks Heath Ledger’s Death.

Fox News host John Gibson was callously satirical about the death of actor Heath Ledger, on his radio show.  His show opened with Auditory clips of Ledger’s most famous film, “Brokeback Mountain,” playing with a background of funeral music. He kept on coming back to his death and mockingly related it to the other news. 

Like this, apparently Heath Ledger was suicidal and his friends saw it coming. I think he watched the Clinton-Obama debate last night. I think he was an Edwards guy, cause he saw his Edwards guy was just completely irrelevant. 

 Listen to this-

Heath Ledger was 28 years old. He was a father, he was a son, he had a family, freinds and fans. Above all he was a human being and no human death should be made fun of. Gibson’s pre planned jocular narrative was heartless.

What is more alarming that he defended it as a joke, explaining that he had long made fun of the “quit you” line and casually said that there was ‘no point in passing up a good joke’.

He finally made an apology on Fox News on the day of Heath Ledger’s service.

Posted by Arhama on Jan 25th 2008 | Filed in Gossips,News,Videos | Comments (7)