Monday, May 12, 2008

Ghost Stories

Speaking of the Barack-Obama-Is-A-Muslim myth (noted previously on this blog) refusing to die, I had a revealing phone conversation on the same topic with my stepmother during Mom’s Day.

When the topic of politics came up, she voiced reservations with the idea of voting for Obama this fall. When I asked why, she said “Well, isn’t he a Muslim?”

I was gob-smacked.

Even worse, when I pointed out to my stepmother that Obama has never been a Muslim--not that being so is illegal--she seemed genuinely surprised.

It seems that debunking this political ghost story is going to be a tougher challenge for the Obama campaign than expected.

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