December 29, 2007
Obama's grandma lives in a 'tiny hut'?
Sunlen Miller of ABC News reports that Barack Obama informed Iowa voters yesterday that his grandmother lives in a "tiny hut":"It's that experience, that understanding, not just of what world leaders I went and talked to in the ambassadors house I had tea with, but understanding the lives of the people like my grandmother who lives in a tiny hut in Africa," [emphasis added]Bob McCarthy raises an interesting point:Obama's statement prompted me to wonder why "Grandma Obama" is still living in a tiny hut years after her nouveaux-riche grandson had attained the means via which he could have greatly improved her living situation.One has to wonder about the thought processes of a man who has made a very healthy family income, well into six figures, for a number of years, and who now has a best-selling book bringing in major cash as well. How could he leave Granny in such an abject state of existence? Perhaps he is of the cultural sensitivity school:...(Read Full Post)