The Clinton campaign machine has decided to go “Alex Haley” on Barack Obama.
A 2006 photo of the Illinois Senator dressed as a Somali Elder during a visit to northeastern Kenya has found its way into the mainstream media, courtesy of Clinton staffers. This is yet another ham-fisted attempt by Hill and Bill to play the race card, which is odious enough. But that isn’t what this particular photo is about. This is an attempt to revive the “Obama-Muslim” connection without actually saying anything directly–vintage Clinton muckraking.
Expect to see a lot more “Roots-like” information on Obama popping up in the next few days, courtesy of Hill and Bill and their media lapdogs. This is what classless people do when they’re facing defeat. And make no mistake: these two are on the political respirator with only Texas and Ohio between them and political oblivion.
What they can’t understand is why. How did some upstart nobody derail a coronation? Ironically, the seeds were planted by Bill Clinton himself. No president in my lifetime took his tenure in the White House less seriously than the “lovable frat boy” himself. By demeaning the dignity of the office, Mr. Clinton re-invigorated the political climate in which charm trumps substance. Since charm is Obama’s strongest suit and Hillary’s weakest, the missus has no one but her husband to thank for her “unimaginable” undoing.
A picture of Osama dressed as an African tribesman? It’s bottom of the barrel time, and no one plumbs the political depths better than Bill and Hillary Clinton. Obama looking like Osama, maybe. Obama as Kunte Kinte?
Not a chance.
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