The news report that follows is just SICK! It is an indication of the non issue campaign being run today for the upcoming Presidential election.

The photo at the left is the one that caused the ‘stir’, the others were posted by Michael Rivera at What Really Happened… with a question mark… An AP report follows….

Nobody seemed to get upset by THIS photo!

Or this one…

Or …

Or …

And here is Dick Cheney…

Where is the stir?

Obama photo in turban, robe causes stir

Picture allegedly circulated by prospective Democratic presidential nominee Sen. Hillary Clinton’s staffers; Obama: Voters saddened by these kinds of politics

Associated Press

A photograph circulating on the Internet of Democratic Sen. Barack Obama dressed in traditional local garments during a visit to Kenya in 2006 is causing a dustup in the presidential campaign over what constitutes a smear.

The Associated Press photograph portrays Obama wearing a white turban and a wraparound white robe presented to him by elders in Wajir, in northeastern Kenya. Obama’s estranged late father was Kenyan and Obama visited the country in 2006, attracting thousands of well-wishers.

The gossip and news Web site The Drudge Report posted the photograph Monday and said it was being circulated by “Clinton staffers” and quoted an e-mail from an unidentified campaign aide. Drudge did not include proof of the e-mail in the report.

“I just want to make it very clear that we were not aware of it, the campaign didn’t sanction it and don’t know anything about it,” Clinton spokesman Howard Wolfson said in a teleconference with reporters. “None of us have seen the e-mail in question. If anybody has independent reporting that they’ve done on it I would welcome it.”

Obama, in an interview with WOAI radio in San Antonio, Texas, said voters are “saddened when they see these kind of politics.”

“Everybody knows that whether it’s me or Senator Clinton or Bill Clinton that when you travel to other countries they ask you to try on traditional garb that you have been given as a gift,” he said. “The notion that the Clinton campaign would be trying to circulate this as a negative on the same day that Senator Clinton was giving a speech about how we repair our relationships around the world is sad.”

Obama campaign manager David Plouffe accused Clinton’s campaign of “the most shameful, offensive fear-mongering we’ve seen from either party in this election.”

Clinton campaign manager Maggie Williams said the Obama campaign’s reaction was inflaming passions and distracting voters.

“Enough,” Williams said in a statement. “If Barack Obama’s campaign wants to suggest that a photo of him wearing traditional Somali clothing is divisive, they should be ashamed. Hillary Clinton has worn the traditional clothing of countries she has visited and had those photos published widely.
“This is nothing more than an obvious and transparent attempt to distract from the serious issues confronting our country today and to attempt to create the very divisions they claim to decry.”
In a teleconference with reporters, retired Air Force Gen. Scott Gration, an Obama adviser who accompanied the Illinois senator to Kenya two years ago, said the senator was there to learn how tribes were organizing themselves.

“And in the course of this, Senator Obama was given an outfit and as the guest that he was, the great guest, he took this outfit and they encouraged him to try some of it on,” Gration said. “It was a thing that we all do.”

In December, two Clinton Iowa volunteers resigned after forwarding a hoax e-mail that falsely said Obama is a Muslim possibly intent on destroying the United States. Obama is a member of the United Church of Christ and says he has never been a Muslim, but false rumors about Islamic ties are circulating on the Internet.


  1. Ted said,

    February 26, 2008 at 12:48

    Americans believe what they are told and for the past 8 years the Bush administration has been pushing the “muslim bad” theme.

    It makes for a “sick” society.

    Number of Operations Iraq Freedom and Enduring Freedom casualties as confirmed by U.S. Central Command: 4428

  2. kingjaymes said,

    February 26, 2008 at 15:59

    hypocrites in high and low places

  3. February 26, 2008 at 16:27

    Nice pics, but what gets me is being called a muslim is considered a smear. Really! In a so called secular democracy even if he was a Muslim that shouldn’t be an issue, it is immature to discuss that and not talk about issues. Anyway, Im going to Islamify this, you are welcome.

  4. Islamify.com said,

    February 26, 2008 at 16:28

    If Obamas a Muslim, so is Hillary and Bush is Jewish (pics)

    Look at these pics and witness the hypocrisy.

  5. Robert said,

    February 26, 2008 at 16:29

    It won’t make a difference who’s elected. McCain,Obama or Hilary. They are tripping over each other to suck up to Israel. We are not leaving Iraq/Afghanistan and Iran is next. Period

  6. February 26, 2008 at 16:41

    wait now robert … I think there is a difference between 100 years in Iraq McCain and Obama at least maybe in Iraq .. maybe the difference is rhetorical.

    Honestly IF you are going to vote, vote for Nader!!!

  7. Hugh Deaner said,

    February 26, 2008 at 18:22

    Don’t forget photos of W arm in arm with Saudi King…

  8. Joe from Chi said,

    February 26, 2008 at 18:50

    Obama at least maybe in Iraq

    Please! That is a BIIIIG “maybe”. Obama with absolutely no international experience, short of trying on new outfits, will not just pull out of Iraq cold turkey. I’m not saying we should not pull out. We should never have gone. It’s just that many Dems are projecting themselves on to Obama and think is a schmorgisborg of lefty ideas. Maybe he is, but knowing what City he comes from, many of the pols here are DINOs (Democrats In Name Only). Very bubby-buddy with Big Business and anti-labor. Obama and his handlers will have dollar signs in their eyes. Jus sayin’!

  9. Robin said,

    February 26, 2008 at 20:44

    Oh MY, we all know how Hillary “loves” the Palestinians. I am certainly not one for this type of innuendo whatsoever, it is absolutely sick, but if Hillary’s campaign did cause this stir, and if it was to get a rise out of the Obama campaign as well as stir up anti-Muslim sympathies, then what would her campaign have to say about this (which there is absolutely NOTHING wrong with)
    Back at ya Hillary! Now KNOCK IT OFF!

  10. February 26, 2008 at 21:51

    It came from Drudge. There’s nothing repugnicans like more than watching Democrats go at each other. Take a deep breath and remember we’re all looking to win in November.

    Drudge is the mouthpiece for the devil

  11. oh no not again said,

    February 26, 2008 at 22:51

    Do as I say and not as I do. The American way even for Americans.

  12. Focus on Positive said,

    February 27, 2008 at 14:31

    Shameless! That’s all I can say about politics these days. Being supported by a scandalous campaign should be put to a stop by the person being represented by such negative ideas. This kind of behavior has been allowed for many years and we have become conditioned to expect it. It’s time to put a stop to it no matter what or who you support. Somehow we have to turn our heads to this negative approach and when we fall-down pick ourselves up again. It’s easier to follow a negative path, while it takes strength to continue down a positive road. Making a habit of being positive will help us to see things more clearly. We are all here together and should love each other no matter what package we come in and even though we think we are seeing things clearly, if there is any hint of negativity we can still be blind. We as a people no matter what our beliefs, are here on this earth to support each other. I will continue to pray for guidance and strength for our country to help us to ignore all of the negativity out there during this campaign season and I ask you to look deep down into your heart to recognize the positive way.

  13. February 27, 2008 at 14:52

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  14. dion jackson said,

    February 28, 2008 at 02:37

    is that a picture of Dick Cheney bending over to kiss the AIPAC’s ass? Or is he bending over to take it in the ass by the AIPAC?

  15. Hummed said,

    October 8, 2008 at 19:35

    no wonder if Mc cain or Obama does the same.. I think obama will convert…. Shouldn’t be biased in some religions favour just because u’r policy makers or businessmen.. are jews.. and thats a very interesting thing to note that the americans do not let any arab billionaire to takeover a business or “port” but they readily allow jews to do that… thats unbelievable because jews are just hardly 2% of the population yet the appear on tv and other businesses as a majority..i wonder how only the r so rich.. let me guess..most of the jewish business men of today were pick-pockets during the holocaust….!?

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