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Obama’s African Aunt Granted Asylum in U.S.

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Posted on May 17, 2010

The third time was the charm for Barack Obama’s African aunt, Zeituni Onyango, when it came to her quest for U.S. political asylum. While some cynical types might sniff about special treatment, her lawyer is quick to point out in this clip that the media coverage she has attracted hasn’t exactly been the kindest or the most advantageous for her cause.  —KA

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By JS1, May 19, 2010 at 11:21 pm Link to this comment
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Of course she got special treatment.. and I’m OK with that. But just come out and
say, “This is my aunt and I’m taking care of her..” I think people would respect
that more than pretending that strings were pulled.

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By Liquor Store Larry, May 18, 2010 at 11:53 am Link to this comment

“Special treatment”? I’m surprised Barak Obama can tear himself away from kissing the *** of Wall Street long enough to even remember he HAS an Aunt!

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By mike112769, May 17, 2010 at 7:37 pm Link to this comment

I’m far from surprised that she got asylum.

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