Forget it Jake, It’s Boston [UPDATED]

We’ve got one State Senator accused of accosting women at random, making lewd suggestions and observations; another caught red-handed stuffing bribe money into her bra—even photographed symbolically holding her hand out to accept a payoff in front of the State House.

That’s how we roll here.

So who can be surprised to learn that Barack Obama’s beloved Aunti Zeituni lives on public assistance in South Boston not only as an illegal immigrant—and a fugitive from the law—but that she diverts some of that support right back to the campaign of her dear nephew, which donations are also patently illegal?

I’m just surprised she wasn’t a paid consultant on the Big Dig.

Barack Obama’s aunt, a Kenyan woman who has been quietly living in public housing in Boston, is in the United States illegally after an immigration judge rejected her request for asylum four years ago, The Associated Press has learned.

Zeituni Onyango, 56, referred to as “Aunti Zeituni” in Obama’s memoir, was instructed to leave the United States by a U.S. immigration judge who denied her asylum request, a person familiar with the matter told the AP late Friday. This person spoke on condition of anonymity because no one was authorized to discuss Onyango’s case.

Information about the deportation case was disclosed and confirmed by two separate sources, one of them a federal law enforcment official. The information they made available is known to officials in the federal government, but the AP could not establish whether anyone at a political level in the Bush administration or in the McCain campaign had been involved in its release.

Let’s face it, this is America as it really is. Rich charlatans leaving their aged relatives to suck off the public teat—and get fat doing so. As Oprah said: it’s Obama Time! The rest of us will get our country back when he’s done with it.

UPDATE
Obama responds:

A statement given to the AP by Obama’s campaign said, “Senator Obama has no knowledge of her status but obviously believes that any and all appropriate laws be followed.”

She attended Obama’s swearing-in to the U.S. Senate in 2004, but campaign officials said Obama provided no assistance in getting her a tourist visa and doesn’t know the details of her stay. The campaign said he last heard from her about two years ago when she called saying she was in Boston, but he did not see her there.

Last heard from her about two years ago, huh?

It doesn’t sound like she heard from him all that long ago:

She declined to answer most other questions about her relationship with the presidential contender until after the November 4 election. “I can’t talk about it, I just pray for him, that’s all,” she said, adding: “After the 4th, I can talk to anyone.”

Mark Steyn comments.

4 Comments »

  1. Bloodthirsty Liberal said,

    November 1, 2008 @ 9:05 am

    This is annoying on so many levels – let me count the ways:

    1. Where was the media before Saturday? There is little chance that most people will hear about this, assuming it even gets reported.

    2. If the same media can go into Joe the Plumber’s garbage, can find out about his child support payments, tax problems, plumber’s license, voting records, and what else am I forgetting… can they please look into corruption in the Obama campaign, illegal activities in his family, etc.?

    3. How many Obama relatives are we supporting? It seems we’ve spread the wealth to his family quite a bit.

    4. I am more lax on this stuff than most of our readers. I don’t care about supporting his aunt and don’t even care that she is here illegally. I know, it drives you nuts, but I’m not a purist. I just think that this speaks volumes to his future performance on protecting our borders. But most of all, I really don’t like hypocrisy, and the Obama campaign is filled with liars and hypocrites.

    - Aggie

  2. Bloodthirsty Liberal said,

    November 1, 2008 @ 8:10 pm

    Heard on NPR: David Axelrod, Obama’s campaign manager says that you shouldn’t believe stuff that comes out 3 days before an election. And the reporter swallowed that whole.

    - Aggie

  3. Dave B said,

    November 1, 2008 @ 10:23 pm

    Bloodthirsty Liberal: I take it you are from MA (like me) so we’re used to this stuff. Just wait till the rest of the country sees the result of a system where there’s no checks and balances who voted for a candidate with no real accomplishments other than self serving ones, a smooth talking left wing liberal empty suit that … happens to be black…. but isn’t it just wonderful? We’re used to taxes being the answer for everything, “feel good” programs that are political paybacks for cronies, and politicians that truly believe they are better than we, the taxpayers, who know better what is right for us, and can’t worm their way into all our personal lives enough. Wait till the rest of the country feels like we already do…. helpless with no real representation.

  4. Bloodthirsty Liberal said,

    November 2, 2008 @ 6:43 am

    Dave,

    Couldn’t have said it better myself—and I’ve tried.

    I’ve written a series of posts on the way business is done in the Commonwealth under one-party rule and with a feel-good governor who happens to be black. I’ve tried to warn people about the faulty and costly health insurance program (under which people still use the emergency room as their primary care provider), about the cronyism, about the entrenched special interests that suck the public teat dry.

    Made in Massachusetts—soon to be shared with the rest of America

    BTL

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