Skip to comments.Clinton faces Kenya cattle fine over Obama photo
Posted on 02/29/2008 12:48:37 PM PST by faq
NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenyan elders may impose a fine on U.S. presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton, payable in livestock, after a photo of her rival Barack Obama in robes dragged their people into the race for the White House.
The picture, which appeared on a U.S. Web site, showed the Illinois senator in a white headdress and traditional Somali attire during a 2006 visit to Wajir in Kenya's remote northeast.
Obama has battled a whispering campaign by fringe elements who wrongly say he is Muslim and his aides accused Clinton's campaign of "the most shameful, offensive fear-mongering" after the photograph was published.
Wajir elders resolved to file an official complaint with the U.S. Embassy in Nairobi, dropping earlier plans to hold a protest after Friday prayers.
They said they would also convene a traditional Somali court to investigate the matter. It can impose fines that are payable in cattle, goats or camels.
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DANG! Reality is funnier than any satire or comedy show! I'd love to see Hillary give some Somali elders an herd of goats and camels! WOOT!
So let me get this straight lieberals. It is not only offensive to say omamo’s middle name: hussien. Itis also offense to show him in his ancestral clothing? I have a dutch heritage, it doesn’t offend me when people see me with me wooden shoes. What’s the deal?
Can we just hand Hillary over?
This is too good!!
Well, at least we don’t have to worry anymore about BHOs connections to backward societies.
Can she pay with cattle futures?
That’s a little ironic. Didn’t Hillary make some money in cattle futures?
“It can impose fines that are payable in cattle, goats or camels.”
This whole thing is becoming udderly ridiculous.
It was all a mistake. It is all just a big misunderstanding. It was the only picture available at the time to cover a story. Please go back to your sheep and goats.
None of this is amusing. The sorry trio from the dung heap running for president has made this country a laughing stock.
What udder hubris. Trying to milk this for all it is worth as they horn in on Hillary's attempt to steer public opinion and brand Obama as a BS artist.
Didn’t some African guy want Chelsea’s hand in marriage in trade for some livestock? Since Hillary doesn’t mind pimping her daughter out for politics, maybe she’d be willing to trade her for payment of the fine. Livestock is livestock, whether two or four legged.
They asked for livestock so I would say thats a big 10-4.
So, does Hillary! pay her respect to Obama’s cultural heritage and send over a cow or two, juist to keep the story alive?
I guess Kenyans are taking a break from killing each other to ask for some meat from Hillary.
HOLY COW AND GOATS Batman!!
The hits keep coming...