Monkey See, Monkey Do
It would appear that the wife of the vice-president of this United States wants herself some of the action.
Her piece of the pie.
Jilly B. has realized that two can play the “I’m American Royalty” game, and abuse the American citizen’s bank account. Yes, she can – also!
US vice-president’s wife Jill Biden arrives
at famine zone with two planes, a 29 car
convoy and CNN
Wearing a linen trouser suit, neon-green Nike trainers and a CNN lapel-mic, Jill Biden sat in the shade of an acacia tree and listened solemnly to Fatuma Adem’s story.
Just what is it with Kenya and these assholes? Can we get a little love for the US?
US officials privately agreed that the main thrust of the visit was to get the story onto American television channels, which have been slower to report on the crisis than in other countries.
News programmes filled with shots of refugees with Mrs Biden, a full-time college teacher with no previous experience of international aid, would “catalyse Americans’ responses to the famine”, one Washington staffer said.
But for overstretched aid agencies and the refugees waiting for help, it was not immediately clear how yesterday’s whirlwind visit would make a difference.
“It is getting ridiculous, how much time we have to spend dealing with this stuff,” said another senior humanitarian official. “This is twice the size of any delegation we’ve had so far.”
It took two full days to prepare for the US visit yesterday.
Advance teams of special forces troops and secret service agents demanded full dress rehearsals and extended security sweeps.
Two US Army Hercules C-130 aircraft were flown in – one as a backup in case of technical hitches – to transfer the Americans to Dadaab from their overnight flight from Washington. They would fly home the same day.
Refugees at the reception centre, including Fatuma Adem, the mother with four children filmed talking with Mrs Biden, were readied in advance. Others stood watching bemused at the scrum of foreigners.
“I don’t know who she is. I just hope she can help my family,” Mrs Adem said after meeting the Second Lady.
Bill Frist, the former Senate majority leader, who accompanied Mrs Biden, was candid that the reason for the trip was to use media coverage “to reach a million people that would otherwise not be reached”.
I especially LOVE this quote; “It is getting ridiculous, how much time we have to spend dealing with this stuff,” said another senior humanitarian official. “This is twice the size of any delegation we’ve had so far.”
BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! They don’t know why all these useless phony asshole politicians keep infecting them? Can you say ……….. obama campaign?
It seems that Jilly is taking a page out of Michelle’s playbook on how to travel needlessly and spend an exorbitant amount of money doing so. How can this be a official trip?
To coincide with the Second Lady’s visit, President Obama was yesterday expected to announce a fresh injection of GBP60 million of US aid for the crisis.
Mrs Biden said she was here to “raise awareness” among ordinary Americans of the “dire situation” of the famine and drought now leaving 12.5 million Kenyans, Somalis and Ethiopians in need of urgent food aid.
Oh, I see.
More campaigning in Kenya for obama to become their next dictator. Bravo!
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