Asian roots for Obama

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November 4, 2008 @ 22:24 UTC

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: It's finally here, the US presidency election.

Yesterday, CNN showed newsreels of the mood at the hometown of Obama's late father in Africa. Needless to say, villagers in Kenya are already partying. After all, a win for Obama will only create history in USA but also Kenya. An African-America President, just imagine.

But actually, the celebration mood is not only felt in Kenya or Africa. Asians too root for Obama, especially Indonesia where Barack's step father came from and where Barack spent a few years of his childhood.

But it's not just the Indonesians who are celebrating - their neighbours in Malaysia too. (Both Indonesia and Malaysia are in South East Asia.) This is because Barack's half-sister from Indonesia is married to a Malaysian or to be exact a Sabahan (East Malaysian in Borneo, 3rd largest island in the world).

Asian women also feel that American women should not vote for McCain just because his running mate is a lady. This is because, they say, McCain dumped his once beautiful and sexy wife after she became disfigured in an accident. He left her for a wealthy woman, they pointed out. “If McCain can betray his wife despite his church vows of ‘in good and bad times' and 'till death do us apart', what wouldn't he do to the Americans if he is elected President,”they asked.

Well, Americans, the choice is yours. You are supposed to be wise.

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