Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Meet George Obama: Barack Obama's 'lost' brother found in Kenya

The road is long
With many a winding turn
That leads us to who knows where
Who knows where
But I'm strong
Strong enough to carry him
He ain't heavy, he's my brother

So on we go

His welfare is of my concern
No burden is he to bear
We'll get there

For I know
He would not encumber me
He ain't heavy, he's my brother...

Who knew!
The Italian edition of Vanity Fair said that it had found George Hussein Onyango Obama living in a hut in a ramshackle town of Huruma on the outskirts of Nairobi.

Mr Obama, 26, the youngest of the presidential candidate's half-brothers, spoke for the first time about his life, which could not be more different than that of the Democratic contender... "If anyone says something about my surname, I say we are not related. I am ashamed," he said.

Other keyboards (harsh words)

LaShawn Barber: "Assuming he didn’t know how his brother was living, I wonder what Barack Obama will do to help him now, in light of his “we still don’t spend enough time thinking about the least of these” lecture on Saturday at the Saddleback Civil Forum?"

Michelle Malkin: "Actually, this may be one of the few times Obama did taxpayers a favor — by not bringing his unemployed brother here to live off the welfare state."

I think if I were Barack Obama, I would reach out to my brother---before the press and the critics make too big a deal out of it!

George isn't the only "bump in the road" the Obama campaign encountered today:

Republican John McCain has taken a five-point lead over Democrat Barack Obama in the race for President, the latest Reuters/Zogby telephone survey shows.

McCain leads Obama by a 46% to 41% margin. But stay grounded: pollsters like Zogby admit their polling techniques, which depend on phone contact with likely voters, are a little off-kilter since more and more Americans are abandoning land-lines in favor of carrying cell phones, which are almost impossible to call and conduct a survey through.

So for now, McCain not only enjoys a five-point edge in a two-way race against Obama, but also in a four-way contest including liberal independent candidate Ralph Nader and Libertarian Bob Barr, the poll reveals. In the four-way contest, McCain wins 44% support, Obama 39%, Barr 3% and Nader 2%.

Click the link below to view the full news release:

Speaking of Ralph Nader: Nader says Obama must choose Hillary Clinton as VP if the Democrats are to leave next week's convention in Denver with a unified party.
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