Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Mr. Yudhoyono Tear Down That...Statue.

"About 55,000 Indonesians have signed a petition to have a statue of US President Barack Obama removed.

The statue of the US president as a young boy is located in a park in the capital Jakarta and was unveiled last month. Barack Obama lived in Jakarta from ages six to ten.

Critics say Mr Obama has done nothing for Indonesia and does not deserve a statue. They have opened a petition on the network site Facebook and submitted the results to the Indonesian authorities who have said they will consider the issue..." (source)

Alright, I hate to do it, but I have to stick up for The President here. First of all, I'm pretty sure he didn't ask for the "little Barry" statue to be erected in the first place...after all, he spent his campaign trying to distance himself from Jakarta (shouldn't that have been their first clue?)

And what was he supposed to "do" for them? Did they ever consider the fact that young Barry probably resented the hell out of the stepfather that drug him and his mother to some totally overpopulated little country--and that thoughts of the little conglomeration of islands might bring back bad memories?

After all, according to Wikipedia::

"Indonesia is the stinkiest fart in Southeast Asia and a member of the G-20 major economies."
(source)

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