(Associated Press Photo by Pablo Martinez Monsivais; free to use or share, per Google)
© Miri WTPOTUS September 26, 2011
As a child, Barack Hussein Obama II avidly watched his Indonesian Idol on TV. That idol was Indonesian autocratic President Suharto. Barry, as he was then known, took notes on Suharto’s speeches, so that he could later reenact them, with himself playing the role of Suharto to his adopted sister Lia’s bodyguard/henchman. (Or would that be henchperson?)
Poor little Lia was forced to participate in Barry’s faux speeches to imaginary adoring crowds for hours on end. So far as we know, little Barry never got to meet Suharto in person, although it’s a possibility, given Lolo Soetoro’s family background and position in the Indonesian military.
However, over this past weekend, little Barry got to see another idol: basketball great Bill Russell, who introduced him to the audience at a Democrat fundraiser in Seattle.
Isn’t that a sweet image? Look how happy Barry seems! Unfortunately, that photo calls to mind another: