February 13, 2008

Oh, let's all freak out!

So, the Obama campaign opens an office in Houston and someone puts up a Che Guevara flag. Pandemonium ensues. Then there's this from Orland Sanchez...

Che was a terrorist who invaded my homeland and took away our freedom. My family and millions of other Cubans fled the communist state that he (Che) and Fidel Castro imposed on our homeland....

I am requesting on behalf of all Cuban-Americans that Senator Obama demand that the image of Che be removed from his campaign office and that the staffer that hung the flag is dismissed immediately from the campaign staff.

Which all has the Obama campaign scrambling. A bit.

Josh Earnest, an Obama spokesman, just called to say the campaign supports all volunteers, and appreciates their enthusiasm. But he said, "Clearly the display of that symbol doesn't reflect Sen. Obama's views or his policy toward Cuba."

Of all the stupid crap to focus on (instead of the erosion of our liberties, our economy in shambles, millions without health insurance, deteriorating infrastructure) this is probably the dumbest. Is there no limit to the triviality that will make it into the news? Of course, we do kind of live in a glass house on this one. But then again, we aren't exactly reporting the news all the time.

Posted by mcblogger at February 13, 2008 09:50 AM

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