-By Warner Todd Huston
Kerry Picket had an interesting report in the Washington Times on the 28th. Apparently President Obama's uncle Omar, an illegal alien living in Massachusetts, was arrested for drunk driving after smashing into a police car in Framingham.
Picket also reports that the 67-year-old uncle Omar tried to, or at least wanted to, call the White House to get Barack's help with the charges after he was arrested.
Picket writes, "I spoke to Framingham Public Information Officer Lieutenant Delaney who told me that when Onyango Obama was asked at booking if he wanted to make a telephone call to arrange for bail, the Kenyan immigrant replied: 'I think I will call the White House.'"
The president's uncle, O. Onyango Obama, was mentioned in his book "Dreams From My Father" where Barack says that uncle Omar moved to the USA "25 years ago and never came back." He's been here for decades, living illegally the whole time.
It seems that uncle Omar's time has run out, though. He's now being held on an ICE warrant. Let's see if he gets deported.
Now, one would think it would be big news that President Obama's illegal alien uncle was arrested for drunk driving and is now being held for possible deportation. But few mentions of the incident have made "the news." Worse, even many of the ones that did mention it never mention that this is President Obama's uncle!
The original story in the MetroWest Daily News does not mention the president's connection to uncle Omar. Even Boston-based talker Michael Graham missed that this was the prez's uncle and so did The National Review. Besides Picket, at least Howie Carr mentions the connection, though.
I mean, imagine if President Bush had had a relative that was an illegal alien -- say from Mexico, or something -- that was arrested for drunk driving and damaging a police vehicle? Don’t you rather think that the Old Media would make this story numero uno for days? So, why have the big newsies ignored this story? I wish I could say.
The first report I read about this incident said that Obama's Unc hit the cop car. Apparently that turned out not to be true. He did not hit the cop car.