posted on Nov, 3 2008 @ 12:20 PM
reply to post by zlots331
Oh, there are layers here though, aren't there ?
How long has the aunt been in the US ?
Clearly, Obama's election chances matter less to her than being able to remain in the US.
She's putting her own interests first
Then we have Obama's 'handlers'. They were less than efficient. If they'd been doing their job, they would have dealt with the aunt issue long
before now, either by 'arranging' for her to be granted residency status, or by getting her out of the US, even if they'd had to set her up in an
apartment in Canada or somewhere. And I doubt she would have minded, had that occurred.
So it seems the aunt (although described as a great individual) was happy to sit there like a ticking time-bomb. Perhaps to force Obama's hand ? As
a way of being provided a safe haven in order her existence would not emerge to embarrass Obama at this critical stage ?
Did Obama even know of the aunt's existence before now ?
I tend to doubt he did.
Whatever, he's in a no-win situation now, as someone in a previous post has pointed out.
Frankly, knowing how ruthless those behind Presidential candidates are wont to be, I'm surprised the aunt is still alive.