Thursday, June 05, 2008

"We don't want to make Obama look racist by endorsing him"

So Google News' front page randomly decides to serve me up an article from The title is Nigeria: Senate Turns Down Motion of Commendation to Obama.

The motion was dismissed before it could be voted upon, on the basis that Hillary Clinton has not as yet conceded (although she has now stated that she will do so on Saturday).There's also this fascinating explanation for why the Nigerian Senate shouldn't rush to Obama's support:
Bringing his own counsel to bear, Senator Aminu said, "It's good for Obama for one thing but I don't like how efforts are being made to portray him as a racist. It wouldn't serve him right for the largest Senate in black Africa to portray him in such light.


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