Category Archives: Barack Obama
The president-elect has said that he’s close to only his two sisters, Maya and Auma. But here’s what we found on MSN about Obama’s half-sibs.
Auma Obama: Age 48, according to most sources. Born to Barack Sr. and his first wife, Auma didn’t meet Barack until they were both in their 20s. She’s married to an Englishman named Ian Manners.
Maya Soetoro-Ng: Age 38. Born to Obama’s mother and Ann Dunham’s second husband, Lolo Soetoro, Soetoro-Ng teaches high school in Honolulu. She’s married to Konrad Ng, a Chinese-Canadian professor.
Malik Obama: Age 50. Malik met his half-brother Barack in 1985. Malik lives in Kenya (in Nyang’oma Kogelo) and runs an electronics shop.
Abo Obama: Age 40. This half-sibling manages a telephone store in Kenya.
Bernard Obama: Age 38. Bernard works as an auto-parts supplier in Kenya.
Mark Ndesandjo: Born to Barack Sr.’s third wife, Ruth Ndesandjo, Mark is Stanford-educated and lives in Shenzhen, China. He exports Chinese-made goods to the U.S. and reportedly shuns the spotlight.
David Ndesandjo: David was killed in motorcycle accident.
George Obama: Age 26. Obama’s youngest half-brother. Homeless for years, now living in a Nairobi slum, George is working to become a car mechanic. About his situation, George told CNN: “I was brought up well. I live well even now.”
And the finger pointing begins.
The Alaska governor and vice-presidential candidate, according to Mccain’s aide , did not know that Africa was a continent, could not name all three countries in the North American Free Trade Agreement (that would be the US, Canada and Mexico) and declined to prep for her now infamous Katie Couric interview. She also argued that South Africa was simply a region of the larger country of Africa.
Furthermore, the McCain aides told that Mrs Palin threw tantrums over bad press reviews and was a shopaholic. He also reported that chief McCain foreign policy advisor Randy Sheunemann was fired late in the campaign for allegedly leaking details of the splits.
One senior aide told the magazine that she was told to buy three suits for the Republican National Convention and hire a stylist, but instead, the vice-presidential nominee began buying costly goods from stores like Saks Fifth Avenue and Neiman Marcus.
At one point during the campaign, Palin’s youngest daughter, seven-year-old Piper, was photographed carrying a US$800Louis Vuitton bag.
Two sources told Newsweek the goods were bought by a wealthy donor, who was flabbergasted when he saw the bills. Palin also allegedly instructed low-level staffers to buy her new clothes with their credit cards, something the McCain campaign only discovered last week when the aides tried to get reimbursed.
Even if these reports are accurate, why was she okayed as running mate?
Source _ canadian Press , Telegraph UK
US Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin unwittingly took a prank call from a Canadian comedian posing as French President Nicolas Sarkozy. The call was made by a well-known Montreal comedy duo Marc-Antoine Audette and Sebastien Trudel. The two are Known as the Masked Avengers and are notorious for prank calls to celebrities and heads of state.
With less than a week to go before voters are expected to head to the polls in record numbers, a bogus flyer directing Republicans to vote Nov. 4 and Democrats to vote Nov. 5 has surfaced in Virginia (Read Here)