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Mis-speaks or Clintonisms

Reader comment on item: Was Barack Obama a Muslim?

Submitted by R. Burrell (United States), Sep 19, 2008 at 09:54

Controversy, mis-speaks and Clintonisms? Wishing for a breath of fresh air from Obama here, but I still see the political slime every time I try to convince myself to feel good about him. Seriously, are there any "good politicians"?

Probably because I'm just not dumb enough to be a happy sheep tra la lalling through the happy-land of change I have to compare all politicians against the muddy yardstick. How deep in the mud are they? The longer they are in politics, the dirtier they become, usually through no fault of their own, of course. They merely become misunderstood through mis-speaks and Clintonisms. A lawyer can describe a situation differently to different audiences (merely trying to relate to the highbrows and the rednecks) and it is totally accepted by the U.S. news media. The news media should ask Mr. Obama how he would describe a muslim and why he should be left out of that description - but that is the same line of questioning the media never thought to ask Mr. Clinton (sexual relations?).

Althought Mr. Obama is a relative newcomer to high powered national politics he has his pedigree and background that adds at least ten years to this resume. I just don't think Obama is clean enough to lead by example and convince others to follow, nor dirty enough to force his will.


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