Friday, January 19, 2007
Personal Aside: Oh, I Get It! To Find Out About Obama We Have to Go to a Website Run by One of His Fans!
As an answer to my piece yesterday that asked certain pointed, but far from insulting questions about Destinys Tot, Barack Hussein Obama, a suggestion came that I log on to a website that will provide the answers to whether or not he ever was a Muslimthe web-site, independent of Obamas campaign, supplying what are supposedly the correct answers. My informant, a journalist, does not think it odd that we news consumers have to go to a fans website rather than receive the answers from the man himself or at least David Axelrod who is masterminding the presidential campaigna man occasionally wrong but never in doubt.
The website, for the rest of you who are interested, is very interesting and for all I know positively accurateexcept that it goes not come from the original source. It is www.snhopes.com/politics/obama/muslim.asp. It purports to answer an e-mail about Obama which delved into his religion. Evidently an e-mail asking pointed questions about his presidential candidacy is regarded by the adulatory media as (a) scandalous, (b) racist, (c) foul play, (d) sacrilege bordering on mortal sin. If the e-mail was wrong and we dont know it is because we still havent, to my knowledge, heard from the candidate or an official source it is the Obama peoples fault for neglecting to lay out the cards on his religion. So rather than me repeating what the web-site says, I invite you to dial it up and get a pro-Obama answer.
Notice I said a pro-Obama answer not the official answer from the Obama office. This is like someone in 1960 replying for John F. Kennedy not Kennedy speaking for himself by saying of course he would not be influenced by Rome. Kennedy did finally speak for himself in his address to the Houston Ministerial Society. And Im going to keep at this until Obama speaks for himself and allows reporters not the adulatory kind but the ones we have become so used to when directing questions to George W. Bush to question him in depth. Of course in this gushy emotional, almost teen-aged crush era, to ask to do so would be (a) scandalous, (b) racist, (c) foul play (d) sacrilege bordering on mortal sin, wouldnt it?