I like Mike much less after these comments on a Feb. 28th radio show:
“I would love to know more. What I know is troubling enough. And one thing that I do know is his having grown up in Kenya, his view of the Brits, for example, very different than the average American. When he gave the bust back to the Brits – The bust of Winston Churchill, a great insult to the British. But then if you think about it, his perspective as growing up in Kenya with a Kenyan father and grandfather, their view of the Mau Mau Revolution in Kenya is very different than ours because he probably grew up hearing that the British were a bunch of imperialists who persecuted his grandfather.”
This is not credible. All of his references are to Kenya, not Indonesia. The Mau Mau revolution did not occur in Indonesia (The comment also suggests he has spent some time studying Kenyan history.) Going further, he reiterates the Rush Limbaughism about Obama’s “anti-British” and “colonialist” attitudes. The British did not rule Indonesia. It was colonized by the Dutch.
You’re busted, Mike.
Update: Great minds think alike, or someone at MSNBC is reading my blog….