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Obama Kin Will Just Be Human Interest

From a very understanding Politico:

Obamas may come out of woodwork

By: Daniel Libit
December 29, 2008

Just days before the election, the media focused briefly on the news that Barack Obama’s paternal aunt was living illegally in public housing in Boston.

While the story didn’t get much traction, it offered a glimpse of things to come: With the spotlight shining so hard on the next president, distant family members are likely to get caught up in the glare…

The Obama family tree, by contrast, is a veritable ancestral Banyan, with roots and branches extending to four continents. There are many half-siblings, cousins, aunts and uncles. That means there may be many stories to tell—but also many possible sources of heartburn

Without prompting, the media took up its own fascinations with Auma Obama, the president-elect’s Kenyan born half-sister, who is now a social worker in Britain, and George Hussein Onyango Obama, a half-brother who was discovered, by Italian Vanity Fair, to be living the hutted life on the edge of Nairobi. And it didn’t stop there.

Earlier this month, Chinese television shined the bright lights onto Mark Ndesandjo, a half-brother of Obama’s living in the city of Shenzhen and running an Internet business. Back in July, the Times of London described Ndesandjo as "helping to promote cheap Chinese exports in a low-profile business career."

Well, low-profile no more: He’s now practically a Chinese celebrity.

Who will be next? And for what reason? …

Kathleen Hall Jamieson, the director of the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania, thinks that the diffuse nature of Obama’s family will inure him from the long hard look at his tree

"There may be a human interest story but I don’t see it being a typical Washington story," Jamieson said

Is this not typical?

Just days before the election, the media focused briefly on the news that Barack Obama’s paternal aunt was living illegally in public housing in Boston. While the story didn’t get much traction…

The media did not “focus” on that news. It was reported by one British paper. Our watchdog media went out of their way to bury the story.

And it is clear that only now, deep in the middle of the Christmas holidays, do they think it is even safe to bring them up again.

This article was posted by Steve on Monday, December 29th, 2008. Comments are currently closed.

5 Responses to “Obama Kin Will Just Be Human Interest”

  1. Confucius says:

    I hope the media researches Michelle Obama too. She looks like the love child of a troll doll and a Yeti.

  2. cjokry says:

    Obamas may come out of woodwork.? That’s where they come from, right? Barack Obama basically came out of the woodwork. Where else would the rest of his family emerge from?

    I’m especially intrigued by Mark Ndesandjo, a half-brother of Obama’s “helping to promote cheap Chinese exports in a low-profile business career.” I wonder what such a euphemism translates to? (Knock*cough*s)

  3. VMAN says:

    I can see it now. Roasting a goat in the Rose Garden. Maybe killing a bull in the oval office. Mud huts up and down Pennsylvania Ave for when the folks drop in. The O’s annual visit to the witch doctor. I guess there is no extended family on his mother’s side but they might be regular people instead of a bunch of illegal aliens. I guess this is all a feeble attempt to make the halfrican look like he’s really black.

  4. proreason says:

    We should have a full scientific examination of the Obamy family.

    An understanding of how the inbreeding created hm, we can prevent more like him in the future.

  5. Liberals Demise says:

    Wanna bet? Unless they are here illegally and getting “FREE” stuff, why would they be of ANY interest at all?
    Wait for it….here it comes……
    “BIG DEAL!!!!”


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