Thursday, March 03, 2011

What's in a name?

Well according to Thomas Friedman, President O helped kick start the Arab awakening simply by having the middle name Hussein:


“Hmmm, let’s see. He’s young. I’m young. He’s dark-skinned. I’m dark-skinned. His middle name is Hussein. My name is Hussein. His grandfather is a Muslim. My grandfather is a Muslim. He is president of the United States. And I’m an unemployed young Arab with no vote and no voice in my future.”


Journalist, please!

4 comments:

Gerardo said...

Hmmm, Angus is a nerdy-looking guy that likes indy rock, pays too much attention to sports, and dresses like a flood refugee...

BR said...

It's straight from the "Beavis & Butthead Do America" School of International Relations. Butthead to fine philly: "I see you have braces. I too have braces"

Here's a great spoof on the Friedman column. http://inanities.org/2011/03/this-is-just-the-start-and-it-never-fucking-ends/

Anonymous said...

OMG, he actually wrote that. When I first read the excerpt, I figured you were making fun of what I was about to read...

Mike said...

I'm with Anonymous, this is better than mere WTF? good. This is Thomas Friedman as self parody. This is Thomas Friedman, Mr. Thomas "It-popped-into-my-head-and-I-had-to-write-it-down-before-thinking-cuz-it-would-wait-what-was-I-about-to-say" Frieman, beneficient thinker and voice of the little brown and yellow peoples everywhere. Thank you Mr. Thom for bringing a little joy into my otherwise humdrum life.