Thursday, February 04, 2010

Screwed either way

I just heard on the radio that President Obama's aunt, who is in the country illegally (and had been ordered deported four years ago) is facing an immigration hearing today. Probably a very intimidating process for the lady, and having experienced the US, the prospect of being booted back to Kenya is probably quite daunting.
This is a no win for Obama, for which I have a lot of sympathy for him. If he does nothing, then he's a heartless bastard who doesn't give a crap about his family. If he intercedes on his aunt's behalf, then he's a corrupt bastard for using his position to influence immigration policy on behalf of his family. Either way, the right can have a field day with this.
I guess the best road to take would be to pony up for legal representation for his aunt - the best he can get on his own dime -
and then stay out of the matter entirely.
Kinda feel sorry for the guy.


Julie said...

I knew there was a heart in there somewhere ;) j/k

Larry said...

I don't. If he was a decent human being, he would have already helped his family, quietly, before there would have been an issue with public exposure. Same with his brother.

Kevin said...

If he had, it would likely have come up in the campaign to hurt him. I don't think his opponents would have let that one go.