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Report: Photo Showing Obama in Somali Garb Circulated by Clinton Campaign Source
Foxnews ^ | 2/25/2008 | Staff

Posted on 02/25/2008 6:31:24 AM PST by Red in Blue PA

A photo showing Barack Obama dressed in Somali garb is being circulated by campaign staffers working for Democratic rival Hillary Clinton, according to DrudgeReport.com.

FOX News is working to confirm the report.

The photo was taken in 2006 during a trip through Africa. Obama was dressed as a Somali elder during a visit to southwestern Kenya, said the Drudge Report, which said a Clinton staff member had provided the photo to the Web site.

(Excerpt) Read more at youdecide08.foxnews.com ...


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KEYWORDS: africa; hillary; husseinobama; obama; somalielder; somaligarb; swiftboat; swiftboating
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She and her campaign are beyond pathetic.
1 posted on 02/25/2008 6:31:29 AM PST by Red in Blue PA
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To: Red in Blue PA

2 posted on 02/25/2008 6:33:18 AM PST by blam (Secure the border and enforce the law)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Republican does it - It DEMANDS Jail time and eternal rebuke.

Hillary Clinton is responsible? Well now...thats just informing the public.


3 posted on 02/25/2008 6:35:00 AM PST by ICE-FLYER (God bless and keep the United States of America)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Regardless of who did it, he looks right at home in that garb.


4 posted on 02/25/2008 6:35:04 AM PST by b4its2late (GITMO is way too nice of a place to house low life terrorists.)
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To: blam

Wait for the 2:00 press conference to say how “surprised” she is that someone in her staff would do this.

She is all too predictable....and did I mention pathetic?


5 posted on 02/25/2008 6:35:18 AM PST by Red in Blue PA (Truth : Liberals :: Kryptonite : Superman)
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To: Red in Blue PA
She and her campaign are beyond pathetic.
The best part about this is that once this gets out she'll seem like the meany and Obama will be able to play the aggrieved victim. She's toast.
6 posted on 02/25/2008 6:35:23 AM PST by ketsu
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To: Red in Blue PA
Photos:

CLINTON STAFFERS CIRCULATE 'DRESSED' OBAMA

7 posted on 02/25/2008 6:35:55 AM PST by A.A. Cunningham
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To: blam
...and the problem with this is????
Clinton really is desperate.
8 posted on 02/25/2008 6:36:56 AM PST by mnehring ("Ronald Reagan has made Jimmy Carter look like a conservative..."- Ron Paul)
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To: ketsu

Another brilliant move my Wolfson and Penn, two of the biggest fools in politics.

If they receive even one penny in consulting fees after this campaign, I will be surprised.


9 posted on 02/25/2008 6:37:08 AM PST by Red in Blue PA (Truth : Liberals :: Kryptonite : Superman)
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Wait, listen closely....thats the fat lady singing.

Ask not who she sings for Hillary. She sings for thee.


10 posted on 02/25/2008 6:37:42 AM PST by Vermont Lt (I am not from Vermont. I lived there for four years and that was enough.)
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To: Red in Blue PA
You seem oddly upset about Osama Obama getting outed ?
Excellent hit by the Clinton's.
This photo tells it all.
11 posted on 02/25/2008 6:37:49 AM PST by ncalburt
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To: Red in Blue PA

This is a campaign...the object is to win...this is a good tactic and I would have circulated this months ago.


12 posted on 02/25/2008 6:38:05 AM PST by Blue Turtle
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To: Red in Blue PA

Love the smell of Clintoon desperation in the morning.

Wonder what took them so long?


13 posted on 02/25/2008 6:38:36 AM PST by penelopesire ("The only CHANGE you will get with the Democrats is the CHANGE left in your pocket")
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To: Red in Blue PA

He looks a little vulnerable without the suicide belt.


14 posted on 02/25/2008 6:38:37 AM PST by Thrownatbirth (.....Iraq Invasion fan since '91.)
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To: Red in Blue PA
She is all too predictable....and did I mention pathetic?

Be that what it may ... rest assured the GOP will be using it this fall if Obama wins the 'rat nomination.

15 posted on 02/25/2008 6:39:20 AM PST by BluH2o
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To: A.A. Cunningham

What was it she said over the weekend? Accusing OHB of using “tactics right out of Karl Rove’s playbook”. Shameless b.

While we’re on the subject, could someone explain to me why it is okay for OHB or the B or the former predator-in-chief or their spawn to troll churches shilling for votes but not for the other guys? Inquiring minds and all that.


16 posted on 02/25/2008 6:39:28 AM PST by Jaded ("I have a mustard- seed; and I am not afraid to use it."- Joseph Ratzinger)
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To: ncalburt

I believe even Bush has worn tradition garb on his tours.

This hit piece will not be seen as “excellent” by the majority of the voters. People are onto Hillary’s nasty campaign style.....my only surprise is that theie campaign does not realize this yet.

Truly a bunch of fools.


17 posted on 02/25/2008 6:39:48 AM PST by Red in Blue PA (Truth : Liberals :: Kryptonite : Superman)
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To: blam; Red in Blue PA

18 posted on 02/25/2008 6:40:39 AM PST by Paleo Conservative
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To: Red in Blue PA
While the photo itself is eye opening, what is utterly astounding is that this was ostensibly taken in 2006! I could almost understand if this was taken in kindergarten or something, but he was dressed in full muslim regalia in 2006??

Something tells me Barak Hussein Obama isn't coming clean about where his faith lies.

19 posted on 02/25/2008 6:40:48 AM PST by Obadiah
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To: blam

Camelot, Camelot? What is this Camelot...

...ah Yes....my side business....Uncle Hussein’s Camel-Lot!! Yes Yes, I can supply you with the very best in used Camels.

20 posted on 02/25/2008 6:40:48 AM PST by Vaquero (" an armed society is a polite society" Heinlein "MOLON LABE!" Leonidas of Sparta)
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To: Red in Blue PA

No more pathetic than the marxist she is running against.


21 posted on 02/25/2008 6:41:27 AM PST by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: Red in Blue PA
"The photo was taken in 2006 during a trip through Africa. Obama was dressed as a Somali elder during a visit to southwestern Kenya, said the Drudge Report, which said a Clinton staff member had provided the photo to the Web site."

The Clinton White House was run by a bunch of pizza eating - trash minded kids who acted like a kindergaten class that was out of control.

Looks like they are still on board & running her campaign!

22 posted on 02/25/2008 6:41:33 AM PST by LADY J
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To: Red in Blue PA

I am surprised it was not doctored up some. Make the cane an AK-47 and strap some bombs around him.


23 posted on 02/25/2008 6:41:42 AM PST by Always Right (Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?)
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To: Blue Turtle

Watch the poll numbers and see whether the voters think this is a “good tactic”.

This has been tried before with Obama is a muslim by the Clinton campaign and there too she acted shocked!!!!


24 posted on 02/25/2008 6:41:51 AM PST by Red in Blue PA (Truth : Liberals :: Kryptonite : Superman)
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To: Red in Blue PA
"Photo Showing Obama in Somali Garb Circulated by Clinton Campaign Source"

"She and her campaign are beyond pathetic."

While I don't disagree with you, I think the fact that Obama did this clothing change is not a good sign even in the general election.

Like it or not, what our Presidents, and Presidential candidates, wear is significant. Remember Dukakis looking nerdy in the military helmet? Kerry looking like a rabbit in the NASA blue bunny suit?

Even the positive images are carefully stage-managed. Kennedy sailing; Bush Jr in a cowboy hat; Bush Sr at Kennebunkport; Reagan clearing brush. They all matter deeply.

If Obama has to manage an image crisis because he wore traditional African garb, so be it. He would need to prove to Americans that, as a black man, he will not orient American policy toward Africa. He will need to prove that he can lead white Americans, not just blacks. He will need to prove that he will treat all races fairly.

25 posted on 02/25/2008 6:42:06 AM PST by tom h
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To: Red in Blue PA

"Pay no attention to the wizardess behind the bhurka." (snicker)

27 posted on 02/25/2008 6:42:50 AM PST by OB1kNOb (Maverick conservative without a political party.)
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To: ncalburt
This photo tells it all.

Tells what, exactly?

28 posted on 02/25/2008 6:42:53 AM PST by Sloth (If you took an oath to support & defend the U.S. Constitution, can you vote for its domestic enemy?)
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To: BluH2o
"Be that what it may ... rest assured the GOP will be using it this fall if Obama wins the 'rat nomination."

Not a chance.

29 posted on 02/25/2008 6:42:58 AM PST by Southack (Media Bias means that Castro won't be punished for Cuban war crimes against Black Angolans in Africa)
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To: Red in Blue PA
She and her campaign are beyond pathetic.

Just a picture of killary kissing Arafat's wife including the text of her statement against Israel!!!

30 posted on 02/25/2008 6:42:58 AM PST by danamco
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To: Red in Blue PA
I love the smell of Democrat desperation in the morning...

It smells like VICTORY!!!

31 posted on 02/25/2008 6:42:59 AM PST by gridlock (Proud McCain Supporter since February 7, 2008.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Why is that pathetic. American people should see crap pictures like this.
Obama scares me far more than Hillary


32 posted on 02/25/2008 6:43:06 AM PST by mel
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To: ncalburt

What’s wrong with the photo?
He wore traditional garb while visiting, so what?
I wore wooden shoes once, doesn’t make me Dutch.


33 posted on 02/25/2008 6:43:07 AM PST by gate2wire (Even when you know, you never know.)
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To: blam

His ‘blouse’ reminds me of a Confederate flag lol


34 posted on 02/25/2008 6:43:15 AM PST by ovrtaxt (Member of the irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men.)
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To: Red in Blue PA
Well fiddle-dee-dee! Ah do believe Massa Clinton she be gone racist (at least that's what it would be if a Republican had done it). Aint it grand to see them eat their own (and that is not a question)! Love it. There was an old school yard song that somehow comes to mind - but I just can't sing it all...

Fight, fight
Obama and the wight!
Whose the racist and whose the shrike?
35 posted on 02/25/2008 6:43:20 AM PST by AD from SpringBay (We deserve the government we allow.)
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To: pissant

While I may disagree with most of Obama’s beliefs, I do not believe for even one second that he has skeletons in his closet.

Oh, and I am NOT referring to the metaphorical skeletons either.


36 posted on 02/25/2008 6:43:33 AM PST by Red in Blue PA (Truth : Liberals :: Kryptonite : Superman)
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To: Red in Blue PA

I really thought Hillary would drop a huge dirty bomb on Obama, but evidently she can’t find anything other than the ‘slumlord’ comment.


37 posted on 02/25/2008 6:43:38 AM PST by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: Red in Blue PA

38 posted on 02/25/2008 6:43:46 AM PST by bk1000 (A clear conscience is a sure sign of a poor memory)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Don’t worry - NOI’s Calypso Louie and Chris “thrill-up-the-leg” Matthews will be all excited if Obama wins the nomination


39 posted on 02/25/2008 6:43:50 AM PST by F15Eagle (1Tim 1:4; Gal 1:6-10; 1Cor 2:2; Matthew 22:30; Mark 12:25; Luke 20:34-35; 2Thess 2:11; Jude 1:3)
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To: ncalburt

A TURBAN IS NOT TRADITIONAL KENYAN HEADWEAR. PERIOD. OBAMA IS WEARING A TURBAN.

IT IS AN IMPORT INTO KENYA - LIKE ISLAM. AN IMPORT FROM ISLAM - FROM MUSLIM INVADERS.


40 posted on 02/25/2008 6:44:09 AM PST by TornadoAlley3 (Everytime McCain reaches out to conservatives, conservatives get poked in the eye.)
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To: Blue Turtle
"This is a campaign...the object is to win...this is a good tactic and I would have circulated this months ago."

I agree. If there were pictures of Hillary in her Mao suit, we'd have seen them months ago.

People ought to realize that Obama is not an 'everyday' African-American but a Black (Muslim background) African...half his relatives (the Black ones ) are still in Africa. Wait till they show up in the Rose Garden wanting to sacrifice a lamb or something.

41 posted on 02/25/2008 6:44:24 AM PST by blam (Secure the border and enforce the law)
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To: monkapotamus; dead

Hey, how about some stars on that big White X?

Oh, I wish I was in Dixie....


42 posted on 02/25/2008 6:44:26 AM PST by ovrtaxt (Member of the irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men.)
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To: pissant

How is Hillary going to explain, during a live debate, her reason for doing this?

She’s done. Toast.

You know Wolf Blitzer or someone else is going to ask her, with Obama standing or sitting within a foot to a foot and a half of her, “Now, Senator Clinton, why, why did you decide to do this? What are you saying?”

And no matter what she says, she’s done. Toast.


43 posted on 02/25/2008 6:44:54 AM PST by jdm (Now playing: Robert Plant: Big Log)
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To: Red in Blue PA

I don’t go by poll numbers...I will judge this tactic by the votes...


44 posted on 02/25/2008 6:45:21 AM PST by Blue Turtle
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To: Red in Blue PA

“I believe even Bush has worn tradition garb on his tours.”

Exactly. Who could forget those photos in Saudi Arabia?
Wearing robes and holding hands with a man.


45 posted on 02/25/2008 6:45:40 AM PST by gate2wire (Even when you know, you never know.)
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To: Red in Blue PA
Hello Hillary Clinton:


46 posted on 02/25/2008 6:45:46 AM PST by jveritas (God bless our brave troops and President Bush)
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To: blam

So I just bush this button here and it blows up?

47 posted on 02/25/2008 6:46:07 AM PST by Telepathic Intruder
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To: jveritas

Hitlary Klinton embracing Suha Arafat...........yes.....she is kissing the face of a woman who wants to exterminate Jews......http://www.mererhetoric.com/archives/11273199.html


48 posted on 02/25/2008 6:47:29 AM PST by Michigan Bowhunter (What quantifies this as an assault rifle?)
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To: Red in Blue PA
I believe even Bush has worn tradition garb on his tours.

Yes, but it's not what defines him (Bush) as a person, it's not in his roots. He's doing it for a courtesy and generally there's no walking stick around. People see a man in gear like that, with a walking stick and immediately it brings to mind bin Laden (remember all those photos and videos of UBL with his walking stick?). I'm not saying any interpretation is right or wrong, I'm just saying perception means a lot and this photo is not going to leave a good mark on the American voters.

49 posted on 02/25/2008 6:49:07 AM PST by jdm (Now playing: Robert Plant: Big Log)
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To: gate2wire

Re: Exactly. Who could forget those photos in Saudi Arabia?
Wearing robes and holding hands with a man.

And does ANYONE here believe Bush is a Saudi?


50 posted on 02/25/2008 6:49:25 AM PST by Red in Blue PA (Truth : Liberals :: Kryptonite : Superman)
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