LOCAL KID MAKES GOOD. Apparently that’s the inscription at the base of the new “young Barack Obama” statue recently unveiled in Jakarta--on a site that was once an athletic field used by Obama’s elementary school. In what appears to be a deliberate provocation to the American right, the young Obama holds in his left hand a crumpled copy of his Kenyan birth certificate, which according to the laws of Othercountriestan entitles him to Indonesian citizenship.More at this link.
Rumors that the base of the statue contains hidden “death panels” are as yet unsubstantiated.
“We welcome the statue, which is designed to give Indonesian children the spirit to become President of the United States,” Central Jakarta Mayor Sylviana Murni said.
“There is a message through the young Obama statue that any child and anyone from any background can become President of the United States if they fight for it persistently--and make sure to destroy their original birth certificate,” she added.
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Michael Bérubé on this statue:
Thus blogged Anderson ... on or about Thursday, December 10, 2009