Saturday, July 19, 2008

Obama scores in Kuwait

By Libby

Obama's visit got overshadowed by the Maliki interview but over at the Great Orange Satan, somebody found video of Barak in Kuwait. Scroll down at that post for some YouTubes.

I recommend viewing the last one if you're short on time, even though it's the AP version. It has good footage of the big highlight when Obama makes what looked like an all net, three point basket and it captures the overall spirit of the visit well.

I was really struck by how animated and happy the soldiers looked to be there. Gave Barack a standing ovation. Marked difference from the grimly polite applause when Bush tours the troops.

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3 Comments:

OpenID expatbrian said...

I just love that he sunk that first shot. I would love to have been a fly on McCain's wall when he saw that piece of video. Think that he used any racial slurs? Maybe got a little physical with the TV set?

6:24:00 AM  
Blogger Capt. Fogg said...

Maybe not. Perhaps showing him as being good at basketball plays to the black stereotypes the Republicans would love to stress.

10:03:00 AM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

It was a great shot and I was wondering about playing into the b-ball connection with black people. I think it's deliberate. It will probably help him with the ignorati. They don't hate blacks that play sports well.

10:53:00 AM  

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