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Michelle Obama Snubbed in Africa, But Looking Forward to Private Safari
FoxNation.com ^ | June 21 | Staff

Posted on 06/21/2011 11:45:28 AM PDT by JesseWatters

South Africa President Jacob Zuma has snubbed the visiting Michelle Obama by sending his prisons minister to meet the first lady at the airport and failing to see her during her three-day stay...

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: africa; epicfail; obama; palin
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1 posted on 06/21/2011 11:45:30 AM PDT by JesseWatters
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To: JesseWatters

“sending his prisons minister to meet the first lady at the airport “

Priceless!


2 posted on 06/21/2011 11:46:54 AM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: JesseWatters

Why would that be considered a snub? She’s not the President of the U. S.


3 posted on 06/21/2011 11:46:54 AM PDT by savedbygrace (But God.)
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To: Rebelbase

He is foreshadowing the prison terms her illigitimate and treasonous husband will serve in Leavenworth.


4 posted on 06/21/2011 11:49:50 AM PDT by wac3rd (Somewhere in Hell, Ted Kennedy snickers....)
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To: Rebelbase

He is foreshadowing the prison terms her illigitimate and treasonous husband will serve in Leavenworth.


5 posted on 06/21/2011 11:50:16 AM PDT by wac3rd (Somewhere in Hell, Ted Kennedy snickers....)
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To: JesseWatters

How appropriate - met by the Prisons Minister.


6 posted on 06/21/2011 11:50:24 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: savedbygrace

meeting Zuma was on her itinerary

http://www.ibtimes.com/articles/166980/20110621/obama-michelle-africa-south-africa-botsawana-official-trip-young-women-leadership.htm

Remember her visit is being pumped up to look official so as to justify its expense to the US Taxpayers


8 posted on 06/21/2011 11:52:12 AM PDT by silverleaf (All that is necessary for evil to succeed, is that good men do nothing)
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To: Rebelbase

I don’t care who you are, that’s funny.

And fitting.


9 posted on 06/21/2011 11:52:12 AM PDT by bgill
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To: JesseWatters

I personally don’t care as I wouldn’t walk across the street to piss in her ear if she was on fire. I do find it amazing that a fellow hard core communist wonk gave her the cold shoulder.


11 posted on 06/21/2011 11:53:30 AM PDT by Graneros ("It is no exaggeration to say that the undecided could go one way or another.")
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To: JesseWatters

That’s ok, it is not as if potus Obama’s 4 hr visit to Peuto Rico, gave a flowery speech without any content and departed with at least a million dollar.

What is the purpose of flotus’ trip anyway?


12 posted on 06/21/2011 11:54:13 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: JesseWatters

Jacob Zuma: president of South Africa


13 posted on 06/21/2011 11:54:38 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JesseWatters

The prisons minister?

At least he didn’t send the janitor.


14 posted on 06/21/2011 11:55:43 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Be careful of believing something just because you want it to be true.)
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To: JesseWatters

At least he didn’t send a prisoner. I already feel better about the millions this vacation is costing.

Pray for America


15 posted on 06/21/2011 11:58:57 AM PDT by bray (FR needs to start a Draft Palin Campaign.)
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To: JesseWatters

I wonder what the protocol is. Maybe the SA first lady??

And — what is she going there for? Is it an official type visit? If it is a vacation thing, when why a greeter anyway?


16 posted on 06/21/2011 12:00:00 PM PDT by Exit148
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To: JesseWatters
If this happened to First Lady Bush, I would have been incensed.

With Mrs. Obama, I am nothing more than amused.

17 posted on 06/21/2011 12:00:43 PM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again for our justification)
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To: JesseWatters

What is up with this?

18 posted on 06/21/2011 12:01:45 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet ("We didn't lose Vietnam. We quit Vietnam." ~Gen. Al Haig)
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To: silverleaf

Yuppers.


19 posted on 06/21/2011 12:02:33 PM PDT by savedbygrace (But God.)
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To: JesseWatters

Still, I don’t understand: why the snub? From Zuma’s standpoint, what did the Obamas do wrong?


20 posted on 06/21/2011 12:03:39 PM PDT by JusPasenThru (HEY UNION MEMBER: INVEST IN YOUR OWN DAMN INFRASTRUCTURE FOR A CHANGE!)
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To: JoeProBono

Is that picture a JOKE???? Is that REALLY Zuma??? OMG if so!!


22 posted on 06/21/2011 12:04:00 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion is the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: savedbygrace
Really? It is a diplomatic courtesy for the President to meet with our first lady. The US is not any country. I find this very surprising having served as a diplomat for 28 years, 20 years overseas.

There must be more to this story. I find it hard to believe that a photo op could not have been arranged at the very least. Maybe we were the ones that turned down the meeting.

23 posted on 06/21/2011 12:04:30 PM PDT by kabar
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

COLOR TRUMPS EVERYTHING!!! They most likely think of AFRICA as their Home instead of AMERICA!!


25 posted on 06/21/2011 12:05:09 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion is the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This is where our people come from honeys are you glad after 5,000 years little has changed and live in America today...


26 posted on 06/21/2011 12:05:59 PM PDT by edcoil (What? Me worry.)
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To: Sir Napsalot
"What is the purpose of flotus’ trip anyway?"

The purpose is to spend as much of the taxpayer's money as quickly as possible before her and the Alien president are run out of Washington.

27 posted on 06/21/2011 12:06:33 PM PDT by StormEye
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To: Exit148
And — what is she going there for?

She's going to promote the benefits of healthy eating.

28 posted on 06/21/2011 12:06:33 PM PDT by stars & stripes forever ( Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.)
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To: Ann Archy

If that is Zuma, I applaud his efforts towards a green wardrobe - look at all those animal skins he is reusing. Tha’s one good, resused, cheeta skin and like 100 tails from a somethingorwhatever. Way to go Zuma!! Ted Nugent would be proud.


29 posted on 06/21/2011 12:07:15 PM PDT by AD from SpringBay (We deserve the government we allow.)
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To: JoeProBono

If Huma married this guy, she’d be Huma Zuma!


30 posted on 06/21/2011 12:07:46 PM PDT by SMARTY ("Educate men without religion and you make of them but clever devils. " Arthur Wellesley)
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To: School of Rational Thought

Wrong RSA First Lady............Winnie has been out for a long time now.


31 posted on 06/21/2011 12:07:52 PM PDT by nopardons
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To: JesseWatters

She was not snubbed. Having lived there I can tell you she is not being snubbed. HOWEVER< Jacob Zuma and many with him in the communist and corrupt to the core ANC do not think things through as to how others respond to this kind of reception. They have a big ole case of short-man’s disease and a lot of arrogance of their title and position.


32 posted on 06/21/2011 12:09:57 PM PDT by ICE-FLYER (God bless and keep the United States of America)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

>>At least he didn’t send the janitor.<<

The janitor had more important things to do...


33 posted on 06/21/2011 12:10:13 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Herman Cain 2012)
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To: Ann Archy

Yes, that is a picture of President Zuma, who is a Zulu and that is Zulu dress, for a ceremony. It may seem “strange” to an American, but this is RSA, where the ANC abjures things that are “white”.


34 posted on 06/21/2011 12:11:04 PM PDT by nopardons
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To: JoeProBono
By the look on his face, think I know where the other half of his pool cue wound up.
35 posted on 06/21/2011 12:11:54 PM PDT by The Cajun (Palin, Free Republic, Mark Levin, Rush, Hannity......Nuff said.)
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To: stars & stripes forever; Sir Napsalot; Exit148

>>And — what is she going there for?<<

To battle the epidemic of obese children in Africa.


36 posted on 06/21/2011 12:12:00 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Herman Cain 2012)
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To: savedbygrace
South African officials insisted that Mr Zuma was simply busy – and Mrs Obama had rejected the offer of a meeting at 9am on Wednesday because she was making a speech in Soweto.

Zizi Kodwa, Mr Zuma’s spokesman, refused to discuss the president’s appointments in the coming days, but said his diary was full and could not easily be changed.

“Even when the president is in South Africa, he is not on holiday and cannot meet anybody at any time,” he said. “Why is he not meeting the head of state of an African country who is coming to South Africa? Because he has a schedule.” Clayson Monyela, spokesman for South Africa’s foreign office, said that since Mrs Obama is not a head of state or cabinet minister, there was no onus on Mr Zuma to meet her.

Now I get it. She turned down the meeting with the President to meet with Mandela. That was a political gaffe on her part. No wonder the President could not fit her in later.

37 posted on 06/21/2011 12:12:17 PM PDT by kabar
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To: Ann Archy

No Joke


38 posted on 06/21/2011 12:12:17 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono

Maybe He’s a South African Zuma wrestler.


39 posted on 06/21/2011 12:12:21 PM PDT by stars & stripes forever ( Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.)
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To: kabar
In a related article in the The Telegraph - http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/michelle-obama/8589715/Jacob-Zuma-snubs-Michelle-Obama-during-First-Ladys-South-Africa-visit.html

"...Clayson Monyela, spokesman for South Africa’s foreign office, said that since Mrs Obama is not a head of state or cabinet minister, there was no onus on Mr Zuma to meet her.

There goes the WH cover claiming that Michelle (Dances with Kids) Obama is on an "official" visit. Obviously there was nothing official for Zuma to discuss with her. Ya think they consider her important? Perhaps they just consider her trip a farce?

40 posted on 06/21/2011 12:13:17 PM PDT by CitizenM (If we ever forget that we're one nation under GOD, then we will be a nation gone under.-Ronald Re)
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To: JesseWatters

"Michelle ...you make my wifes ass look small....bwaaaaaaa"


41 posted on 06/21/2011 12:15:05 PM PDT by DainBramage
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To: JoeProBono

He looks UNCIVILIZED in those pictures.


42 posted on 06/21/2011 12:15:42 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion is the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: JoeProBono

He looks UNCIVILIZED in those pictures.


43 posted on 06/21/2011 12:15:42 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion is the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: SMARTY; Senator Pardek
If Huma married this guy, she’d be Huma Zuma!

LOL

44 posted on 06/21/2011 12:17:19 PM PDT by ladyjane
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To: JusPasenThru

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/143491

Zuma does not support the “Qadaffi Must Go” policy of the Won

Zuma not a fan of “regime change” when it comes to the West upending an African ruler (and Qadaffi has always positioned himself as an African ruler)


45 posted on 06/21/2011 12:17:55 PM PDT by silverleaf (All that is necessary for evil to succeed, is that good men do nothing)
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To: kabar

There may be more to the story but I won’t be surprised if there isn’t.

Obama has been working very hard at one thing—reducing the US to just any country. America? Meh. is the Obamas’ view so they probably puff up with pride at any snub or insult directed our way.


46 posted on 06/21/2011 12:18:06 PM PDT by Nickname
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To: JoeProBono

Jacob Zuma has bigger man boobs than Mooseshell....dresses better too!


47 posted on 06/21/2011 12:18:52 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Woah, Obama will appease Trump, but not Lakin? Thanks LSM)
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To: savedbygrace
Why would that be considered a snub? She’s not the President of the U. S.

Don't tell her that. I would imagine the FLOTUS thinks she is representing POTUS and TOTUS on her trip at our expense. Since they won't meet with her, she will just stick to the fun part of the tax paid trip.

Frankly I resent having my tax money going to their luxurious life style while the economy is in the tank and 43 million are on food stamps. This is the Food Stamp President and the Food Stamp party.
48 posted on 06/21/2011 12:19:03 PM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: JesseWatters; All

South Africa, and ZUMA in particluar, is VERY ANGRY at Obama over his Illegal Libyan Not-War War for European Oil, and are sending a message, LOUD AND CLEAR, by having the Prisons Minister meet Moochelle.

Can you imagine the media field day if someone had done this to Bush’s wife?

I guess Zuma is a racist, too, eh?


50 posted on 06/21/2011 12:20:29 PM PDT by tcrlaf (You can only lead a lib to the Truth, you can't make it think...)
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