While he was a U.S. Senator and his wife was a high paid hospital administrator making hundreds of thousands of dollars a year, while he was busy raising more than half-a-billion dollars for his campaign, Barack Obama’s aunt was living in a Boston slum. No this isn’t a long lost half-brother he barely knew living halfway across the globe. This is a woman he spoke glowingly about in one of his books.
The most damning part of the story is this (emphasis added):
Speaking outside her home in Flaherty Way, South Boston, on Tuesday, Ms Onyango, 56, confirmed she was the “Auntie Zeituni” in Mr Obama’s memoir. She declined to answer most other questions about her relationship with the presidential contender until after the November 4 election. “I can’t talk about it, I just pray for him, that’s all,” she said, adding: “After the 4th, I can talk to anyone.”
His campaign obviously found her. It shouldn’t have been hard, in spite of being an apparent illegal immigrant, she and her husband have been cited in several newspapers over the years. But once they found her, rather than help her, the Obama campaign shut her up.
Just like Clinton, Kerry, and a few other rich celebrities who say they don’t mind paying higher taxes, yes still use every possible tax loophole to pay as little as possible when it comes right down to it, Obama is obviously incapable of helping her out on his own. Only the government can do that, it seems, in Obama’s value system.
The best part? This story was not discovered and published by US news organizations, who apparently felt it was more important to investigate the amount of money spent on Governor Palin’s shoes. It had to be reported by an overseas news outlet:
Funny how you have to go to the British papers — in this case the London Times — for this kind of story.