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Funny Cheney

Vice President, Dick Cheney

Vice President, Dick Cheney may be in treatment for irregular heart beat. But he is still one tough guy.

Deadlier moves than those of Chuck Norris, from what I hear.

Posted by Arhama on Oct 17th 2008 | Filed in Funny,Images,Politics | Comments (1)

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)

A Moment Of Crisis

It took some time to come at this. Initially our hearts went out to the eloquent speaker from Illinois who swept us away with his promise of change.

I admit, I wanted to support the underdog with exceptional oratory skills. His policies made a lot of  sense and he was definitely the most likable candidate in the race.

Hillary wasn’t our first choice. But after reconsideration Clinton seems to be a stronger and better leader.

I watched the Texas debate last night. Not because I wanted to hear what I’ve already heard over and over again about Obama and Hillary’s agenda. I watched it to really watch the candidates themselves. That seemed to be my short moment of crisis when my already inclined support bent more towards Hillary Clinton.

Hillary will make a better head and a better administator . She has more experience and is more practical in her approach towards issues. We all know Obama’s charm and talents because he makes sure we notice them. But that is not enough to be head of government. His win seems more like playing with a wild card.

Hillary is tough and full of conviction. Yesterday she showed she can smile in her moment(s) of crisis.  

Posted by Arhama on Feb 22nd 2008 | Filed in Politics | Comments (0)

Popularity By Belligerence: Presidential Race 2008

Missing out on your soaps and reality shows? Well, just tune into the 2008 Presidential Campaign Trail. The Monday night CNN Democratic presidential debate from Myrtle Beach set a record. According to the Associated Press, it was the most-watched debate ever in cable news.
South Carolina Democratic Debate Heats Up With Fiery Clinton, Obama Exchange

It started to get mean at the very onset. It went on with Hillary and Obama trading barbs over their policies, records (even spouses!) and Edwards saying that their sqaubbling won’t get any child health care.

Votes or no votes, these debates get a way lot of hits.

  •  An estimated 4.9 million people watched Monday’s show from South Carolina

 The acrimonios Myrtle Beach debate was just a warm up to what we are going to witness in the following months. Many more sharp rhetorics are to be exchanged and allegations yet to be delivered, stay tuned!

Democratic Debate, South Carolina

Posted by Arhama on Jan 23rd 2008 | Filed in Politics | Comments (1)