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    Painting the White House black

    by Sunny on 19th November, 2008 at 3:19 am    

    Heh. President-elect Barack Obama has made his first publicly-known cabinet appointment: Eric Holder will be attorney-general, with a priority to close down Guantanamo Bay. Mr Holder is also the first African-American to be appointed AG.
    No doubt, for some this will re-inforce their fears that Obama will want to ‘paint the White House black’. For others there are now more people they can call Uncle Toms! Everyone wins.

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    1. dave bones — on 19th November, 2008 at 3:56 am  

      ha ha we were four years ahead of everyone on Socialistwanker

    2. David T — on 19th November, 2008 at 9:04 am  

      There was this impressive offering from The Mirror


    3. BenSix — on 19th November, 2008 at 9:21 am  

      “Everyone wins.”

      He’s also been a legal representative for the backers of Columbian death squads.


    4. Letters From A Tory — on 19th November, 2008 at 9:43 am  

      “No doubt, for some this will re-inforce their fears that Obama will want to ‘paint the White House black’.”

      No doubt, for some this will show how much people care about the colour of someone’s skin instead of whether they can do their job or not.


    5. Leon — on 19th November, 2008 at 10:47 am  

      I’m sure there must be a few white supremacists spitting yet more blood over this. Amusing thought…

    6. Shamit — on 19th November, 2008 at 10:50 am  

      I doubt Eric Holder was chosen because of the colour of his skin. And the questions are being asked just because he is black — which in turn makes me wonder those who think Holder’s skin colour was the reason for his appointment may be making a case against themselves.

      On those who say that Holder should not be appointed as AG because he defended “backers” of Columbian death squads - that argument does not hold much weight in my opinion. Even the death squads deserve equal protection from the law and the law requires that they be given a robust defence. That’s what a liberal democracy is all about. And, considering the last 2 AGs US had to bear with (Ashcroft at least respected the Constitution) I think Holder’s choice would be an excellent one. Who cares if he happens to be Black?

      President-elect Obama could be faulted for promising change but providing almost the exact list of names that were influential in the Clinton Presidency. And those were very partisan times and Obama’s Chief of Staff designate was one of the big hitters on the Clinton White House side.

    7. Ravi Naik — on 19th November, 2008 at 5:05 pm  

      President-elect Obama could be faulted for promising change but providing almost the exact list of names that were influential in the Clinton Presidency

      I do not think that is a measure of change. It is a measure of his commitment to get things done efficiently: he is finding competent and experience people who do not need to learn on the job. What this election has shown, is that Obama has tight control over the people he hires, and he will direct the change from above. It is the commander that sails the direction of the ship, not the people who work on it.. what you want from them is that they are experienced and competent.

    8. Ravi Naik — on 19th November, 2008 at 5:11 pm  

      Oh, and this news is very appropriate for this thread:

      Al-Zawahri says in an audio message, which appeared on militant Web sites Wednesday, that Obama is “the direct opposite of honorable black Americans” like Malcolm X. He calls Obama a “house negro.” The audio plays over still pictures of al-Zawahri, Malcolm X praying, and Obama with Jewish leaders.

      It seems that “house negro” is a translation from “black slave/servant”. I wonder how Fox News is going to spin this one after months of the “Obama paling with terrorists” theme. I guess for Al Qaeda, the White House only acquired a house negro.

    9. dave bones — on 20th November, 2008 at 1:03 am  

      I noticed that. Al Zawahiri likes Malcom X doesn’t he. I’m wondering how The One is reacting to Karzai’s statement.

      There is no way I could see Obama being allowed to make peace with Mullah Omar.

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