George Hussein Onyango Obama, Barack Obama's half-brother, was arrested.Yes, a sibling of the president of the United States has been arrested.
NAIROBI, Kenya (CNN) -- George Obama, the half-brother of U.S. President Barack Obama, has been arrested by Kenyan police on a charge of possession of marijuana, police said Saturday.Inspector Augustine Mutembei, the officer in charge, said Obama was arrested on charges of possession of cannabis, known in Kenya as Bhang, and resisting arrest. He is scheduled to appear in court Monday, Mutembei said.He is being held at Huruma police post in the capital of Nairobi.Speaking from behind bars, Obama denied the allegations."They took me from my home," he said, "I don't know why they are charging me."George Obama and the president barely know each other, though they have met. George Obama was one of the president's few close relatives who did not go to the inauguration in Washington last week.In his memoir, "Dreams from My Father," Barack Obama describes meeting George as a "painful affair." Barack Obama's trip to Kenya meant meeting family he had never known.CNN reporter David McKenzie always bends over backwards to distance Obama from his brother George.It's strange that McKenzie chose to refer to George as one of Obama's "close relatives." That was obviously a slip.I don't understand why Obama hasn't acted on the "painful affair" of meeting family in Kenya.Why hasn't he done something to help his half-brother?Another question:
So why aren't the networks covering the fact that Barack Obama's half-brother George lives in a 6 by 10 foot hut in the slums of Kenya? It took a reporter for the Italian edition of Vanity Fair to locate George Obama. Obama noted that when he met his famous half-brother in 2006 “we spoke for just a few minutes. It was like meeting a complete stranger.” George Obama also told the magazine that “I live here on less than a dollar month,” and “if anyone says something about my surname, I say we are not related. I am ashamed.” Obama has done absolutely nothing to help his unfortunate half-brother.Will Barack Obama do something now to help his half-brother?George doesn't need the president of the United States to intervene on his behalf, but I think he does need a brother.From The Dish Rag:
George Obama doesn’t know his brother well and he only had one joint on him. “He is not a drug peddler,” Police Chief Joshua Omokulongolo told the Associated Press. Well, that's good to know.George is the youngest of Barack Obama’s father’s seven children. He was not among the new president's Kenyan relatives attending the recent D.C. inauguration. And media reports of George living in a shack and earning $1 day are said -- by him -- to be exaggerated.“I’m proud of how I live,” he told AP in an interview last summer. The media “are tarnishing the family name.”Yeah, well, the joint didn’t help much either.There’s been no comment from the White House on this family matter.No comment from the White House.Will Matt Lauer ask Obama about the matter during the super-hyped Super Bowl pre-game interview?No chance. Obama is lucky he was never arrested on the same charge that landed his half-brother George behind bars. Pot is part of Barack's past. So is coke.
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