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  • Obama Campaign Slams Clinton Over Photo(FLASHBACK)

    06/28/2008 11:26:52 AM PDT · by mdittmar · 12 replies · 80+ views
    CBS News ^ | Feb. 25, 2008 | Mike Allen The Politico
    Politico: Accuses Campaign Of "Shameful Offensive Fear-Mongering" Over Picture Calling Attention To Obama's African RootsObama campaign manager David Plouffe accused the Clinton campaign Monday of "shameful offensive fear-mongering" by circulating a photo as an attempted smear. Plouffe was reacting to a banner headline on the Drudge Report saying that aides to Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) had e-mailed a photo calling attention to the African roots of Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.). "The photo, taken in 2006, shows the Democrat front-runner dressed as a Somali Elder, during his visit to Wajir, a rural area in northeastern Kenya," the Drudge Report said....
  • Obama's Grandmother Changes Islam Story

    Yesterday’s edition of USA Today had a story about Barack Obama’s grandmother in Kenya, in which she slams the Clinton campaign for circulating photos of Obama in Muslim garb—and then states that she is a Christian: Obama’s grandma slams ‘untruths’. Obama’s grandfather had converted to Islam from Roman Catholicism and taken the name Hussein, Sarah Obama said, but his children had inherited only the name, not the religion. Each person should be able to choose how they worshipped, she said. “In the world of today, children have different religions from their parents,” she said. She, too, is a Christian. Just...
  • Maher Suggests Conservatives Leaked Obama Somali Elder Photo

    On Monday, the Drudge Report released a picture of Barack Obama dressed as a Somali elder claiming it had been circulated by "stressed Clinton staffers." Four days later, on HBO's "Real Time," host Bill Maher strongly implied that the picture had been leaked by conservatives. Although Obama and his campaign representatives strongly lashed out at Hillary Clinton and her supporters for "shameful offensive fear-mongering," Maher, during his "New Rules" segment Friday, never once mentioned the picture's apparent connection to the former first lady:
  • Kenyan Muslims Want To Assess Hillary a Fine -- In Livestock

    Daniel Wallis of Reuters reports that Kenyan elders who are hopping mad over the release of the photo of Barack Obama in "traditional Somali attire" and may impose a fine against Hillary Clinton, "payable in cattle, goats, or camels," over the outrage.
  • Report: Kenyan Elders May Demand Clinton Pay Cattle Fine for Photo Smear

    03/01/2008 12:10:24 PM PST · by kingattax · 34 replies · 219+ views
    FoxNews ^ | March 1, 2008
    Just when Hillary Clinton started swimming in campaign donations, she could be facing down a hefty fine. This time in the currency of cattle. Reuters reports that Kenyan elders are considering imposing a fine — traditionally payable in goats, cattle or camels — on the New York senator over the photo that surfaced earlier this week showing rival Barack Obama in traditional robes during his 2006 visit to Kenya. The Web site Drudge Report posted the photo Monday and said it was provided by Clinton staffers. Though Clinton denied she had anything to do with the photo’s circulation, the Reuters...

    03/01/2008 7:37:36 AM PST · by Stoat · 46 replies · 286+ views
    The New York Post ^ | March 1, 2008 | GEOFF EARLE
    Furious Kenyan tribal elders said yesterday that they may slap Hillary Rodham Clinton with a fine for her campaign's alleged role in publicizing photos of Barack Obama wearing a turban - and it must be paid in cows, goats or camels. The elders, steaming over the Obama photo smear on the other side of the world, announced plans to convene a traditional tribal court to deal with the matter. The court could require Clinton to pay a fine in livestock, which is of great value in the far-flung Wazir region of Kenya. The photos were taken there during a...

    03/01/2008 6:56:05 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 35 replies · 137+ views
    NY Post ^ | February 29, 2008 | GEOFF EARLE
    Angry tribal elders in Kenya are calling on Hillary Rodham Clinton to "clear her name" over any involvement in publication of photos of Barack Obama wearing a turban and African garb on a trip to his ancestral homeland. The leaders are planning a protest in their community today, and are turning up the heat on the US government over the incident. The photos appeared nationwide after they were published earlier this week on the Drudge Report Web site with a report that they had been circulated by Clinton staffers. Obama aides blasted the Clinton campaign for "shameful, offensive fear-mongering." The...
  • Bailing Out Barack (Warning: PhotoGRAPHIC!)

    03/01/2008 1:05:26 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 38 replies · 239+ views
    TownHall ^ | Saturday, March 1, 2008 | Robert D. Novak
    Supporters of Sen. Barack Obama concede that Sen. Hillary Clinton's aggressiveness rescued him from a serious blunder in last Tuesday's presidential debate at Cleveland, when he hesitated at rejecting a lavish endorsement of him by black Muslim leader Louis Farrakhan. Continues...================================================================ Warning: PhotoGRAPHIC! I thought Hillary would be easier than Obama to beat, then along came The Photo, which was clearly doctored -- the suicide belt was removed! It shows Obama decked out in Muslim garb during his '06 trip to Kenya to interfere in Kenya's politics. Whip out a red-states/blue-states '04 election map and see how many red states...
  • Clinton faces Kenya cattle fine over Obama photo

    02/29/2008 12:48:37 PM PST · by faq · 55 replies · 234+ views
    Yahoo / Reuters ^ | February 29, 2008 | Daniel Wallis
    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...
  • Kenyan elders want U.S. apology over Obama photo

    02/28/2008 9:19:51 AM PST · by keepitreal · 108 replies · 237+ views
    Reuters Africa ^ | February 28, 2008 | Noor Ali
    ISIOLO, Kenya (Reuters) - Kenyan elders demanded an apology from Washington on Thursday ahead of a planned protest over a controversial photo of U.S. presidential hopeful Barack Obama in traditional Somali dress. The picture, which appeared on a U.S. Web site, showed the Democratic frontrunner donning a white headdress and robes during a visit in 2006 to the remote north-eastern town of Wajir. (snip) The dispute has angered many in Kenya, especially ethnic Somalis from the northeast, who resent the implication that Obama did anything wrong during his visit. Wajir residents plan to demonstrate after Friday prayers to show their...
  • Race Man (How Obama played the race card and blamed Clinton)

    02/27/2008 8:51:59 AM PST · by Lancey Howard · 20 replies · 599+ views
    After several weeks of swooning, news reports are finally being filed about the gap between Senator Barack Obama's promises of a pure, soul-cleansing "new" politics and the calculated, deeply dishonest conduct of his actually-existing campaign. But it remains to be seen whether the latest ploy by the Obama camp--over allegations about the circulation of a photograph of Obama in ceremonial Somali dress--will be exposed by the press as the manipulative illusion that it is. Most of the recent correctives have concerned outrageously deceptive advertisements approved and released by Obama's campaign. First, in Iowa, the Obama camp aired radio ads patterned...
  • Obama's turban: Playing dress-up old hat for [Barf Alert!]

    02/26/2008 8:01:41 PM PST · by melt · 18 replies · 316+ views ^ | 2/26/08 | Tribune staff and news services
    As the Democratic presidential contestants battle toward a possible resolution in the March 4 primaries, it doesn't take much to set off the campaigns and commentators. On Monday, it only took an 18-month-old photograph of Barack Obama dressed as a Somali elder during a visit to Kenya. Where it came from The Drudge Report, a news and gossip Web site, posted the photo Monday and said it was being circulated by "Clinton staffers." But Howard Wolfson, a spokesman for Hillary Clinton's campaign, said: "I just want to make it very clear that we were not aware of it, the campaign...
  • Ruh-Roh... More Obama Muslim Pics For Clinton Emails?

    02/26/2008 7:28:16 PM PST · by george76 · 72 replies · 1,323+ views
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 2/26/2008
    Coming soon in a Clinton email... Meanwhile... The media insisted that Obama was not wearing Muslim clothing in the last Clinton email. But, lookie here:
  • Another Obama Dress-Up Picture

    02/26/2008 4:05:56 PM PST · by jdm · 76 replies · 3,451+ views
    Right On the Right ^ | Feb. 26, 2008 | Staff
    Politicians go native in garb all the time, but because of the muslim-hype surrounding Barack Hussein Obama, the recent picture of him received a lot of unwarranted attention. Sweetness & Light brings us another photo and some analysis:
  • Obama Pushback On the Drudge Photo Flap

    02/26/2008 11:01:21 AM PST · by Conservative Mother · 54 replies · 125+ views
    ABC News ^ | 2/25/2008 | Sunlen Miller and Steve Portnoy
    Obama Pushback On the Drudge Photo Flap Share February 25, 2008 6:33 PM ABC News' Sunlen Miller and Steve Portnoy Report: In a radio interview with WAOI in San Antonio, Sen. Barack Obama commented about the photo on the website Drudge Report showing him dressed in traditional Somali attire. "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 told WAOI, "The notion that the Clinton campaign would be trying to circulate this as...
  • What happened to Hillary's multiculturalism?

    02/25/2008 5:27:13 PM PST · by kingattax · 20 replies · 60+ views
    American Thinker ^ | February 25, 2008 | Vasko Kohlmayer
    In their desperate attempt to derail the Obama juggernaut, the Clinton campaign has circulated a picture of Barrack Obama dressed as an African village elder. One just wonders what happened to all their multiculturalism. As bona fide liberals, the Hillary people should be celebrating this photo with all the cultural diversity implied therein. It could not be more paradoxical that the Clintons are trying to sink the historic candidacy of a black man with a picture that shows him going back to his African roots. Assuming that the photo will turn voters off, the Clintons have insulted not only Obama...
  • Photo of Obama in a turban and robe prompts claim of Clinton smear

    02/25/2008 5:22:17 PM PST · by americanophile · 41 replies · 440+ views
    The Mercury News ^ | 2/25/2008 | Jim Kuhnhenn
    WASHINGTON - A photograph circulating in 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 shows 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.
  • Clinton on photo: 'Why is anybody concerned about this?" (Hillary denies she knows what it is)

    02/25/2008 4:01:52 PM PST · by jdm · 43 replies · 252+ views
    ABC News ^ | Feb. 25, 2008 | Staff
    ABC News' Teddy Davis and Jacqueline Klingebiel Report: During a Monday interview with ABC's Dallas affiliate, Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., did not flatly deny the DrudgeReport's charge that her campaign leaked a photo of rival Barack Obama in traditional African dress. She then turned the tables on her Democratic rival and accused him of using the controversy surrounding the alleged leaking of the photo to distract the public's attention from deficiencies in his platform and experience. "I know nothing about it," Clinton told ABC affiliate WFAA. "This is in the public domain. But let's just stop and ask yourself: 'Why...
  • Obama slams smear photo (Hillary forces Obama to wear Muslim garb)

    02/25/2008 2:44:10 PM PST · by tobyhill · 68 replies · 1,468+ views
    Politico ^ | 2/25/2008 | mike allen
    Obama campaign manager David Plouffe accused the Clinton campaign Monday of "shameful offensive fear-mongering" by circulating a photo as an attempted smear. Plouffe was reacting to a banner headline on the Drudge Report saying that aides to Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) had e-mailed a photo calling attention to the African roots of Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.). "The photo, taken in 2006, shows the Democrat front-runner dressed as a Somali Elder, during his visit to Wajir, a rural area in northeastern Kenya," the Drudge Report said. The photo created huge buzz in political circles and immediately became known as "the...
  • Report: Photo Showing Obama in Somali Garb Circulated by Clinton Campaign Source

    02/25/2008 6:31:24 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 249 replies · 825+ views
    Foxnews ^ | 2/25/2008 | Staff
    A photo showing Barack Obama dressed in Somali garb is being circulated by campaign staffers working for Democratic rival Hillary Clinton, according to 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.