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If 'conventional wisdom' is correct, East African Standard needs to review its standards
2 years ago

An old article just came to my attention.  A Nairobi, Kenya paper had a very interesting article from 2004.  I cannot vouch for the credibility of the East African Standard, but in a time which finds our 'respectable' papers embracing standards reminiscent of the National Enquirer and the Weekly World News, I find it difficult to imagine that it could be any worse than what we consider standard.

 

That said, they claim then-Senate candidate Obama.  Either they know something we don't or else we need to send a ship full of tin foil to be fashioned into hats to Nairobi immediately!

 

http://web.archive.org/web/20040627142700/eastandard.net/headlines/news26060403.htm

2 years ago
Big Issue | Financial Standard | Maddo | Pulse | Style | Society  Sunday, June 27, 2004

    

Kenyan-born Obama all set for US Senate

Kenyan-born US Senate hopeful, Barrack Obama, appeared set to take over the Illinois Senate seat after his main rival, Jack Ryan, dropped out of the race on Friday night amid a furor over lurid sex club allegations.

The allegations that horrified fellow Republicans and caused his once-promising candidacy to implode in four short days have given Obama a clear lead as Republicans struggled to fetch an alternative.

Ryan’s campaign began to crumble on Monday following the release of embarrassing records from his divorce. In the records, his ex-wife, Boston Public actress Jeri Ryan, said her former husband took her to kinky sex clubs in Paris, New York and New Orleans.

nh-obama.jpg (12114 bytes)Barrack Obama

"It’s clear to me that a vigorous debate on the issues most likely could not take place if I remain in the race," Ryan, 44, said in a statement. "What would take place, rather, is a brutal, scorched-earth campaign – the kind of campaign that has turned off so many voters, the kind of politics I refuse to play."

Although Ryan disputed the allegations, saying he and his wife went to one ‘avant-garde’ club in Paris and left because they felt uncomfortable, lashed out at the media and said it was "truly outrageous" that the Chicago Tribune got a judge to unseal the records.

The Republican choice will become an instant underdog in the campaign for the seat of retiring Republican Senator Peter Fitzgerald, since Obama held a wide lead even before the scandal broke.

"I feel for him actually," Obama told a Chicago TV station. "What he’s gone through over the last three days I think is something you wouldn’t wish on anybody."

The Republican state committee must now choose a replacement for Ryan, who had won in the primaries against seven contenders. Its task is complicated by the fact that Obama holds a comfortable lead in the polls and is widely regarded as a rising Democratic star.

The chairwoman of the Illinois Republican Party, Judy Topinka, said at a news conference, after Ryan withdrew, that Republicans would probably take several weeks to settle on a new candidate.

"Obviously, this is a bad week for our party and our state," she said.

As recently as Thursday, spokesmen for the Ryan campaign still insisted that Ryan would remain in the race. Ryan had defended himself saying, "There’s no breaking of any laws. There’s no breaking of any marriage laws. There’s no breaking of the Ten Commandments anywhere."

 

—AP

Hi David
2 years ago

Hi David.   I thought I would go ahead and post it.   Normally I would've edited out the pic that didn't post but I wanted to leave it in here to show that there was a picture of a younger Obama with a Joe E. Brown smile that could back the buzzards off a meat wagon.

 

OF INTEREST TO ME HERE:

 

  The Chicago Political Thugs more than likely paid one of their mob owned judges to unseal these records and then Obama smeared his opponent BY OBTAINING ILLEGAL INFORMATION....WHAT PART OF THE "RECORDS ARE SEALED" DIDN'T THE THUGS UNDERSTAND?    THAT'S THE ONLY WAY BARACK OBAMA COULD HAVE WON A SENATE SEAT IMO. 

2 years ago

So, the media headlines are lying?  Is that what we are to determine to be the case?  Wow, Kenyan - born was pretty specific.  David, I had heard that Kenya has stated he is a natural born Kenyan.  

2 years ago

LOOKS LIKE LATENCY IS BACK...

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