Obama campaign banners at the Western wall
Have ya’ll ever seen anything like this before?
Caption: Supporters of U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Senator Barack Obama (D-IL) stand behind banners printed with his name in Hebrew as they wait for his arrival at the Western wall in Jerusalem July 23, 2008.REUTERS/Baz Ratner
Whether or not they were “official” or not (and knowing the Obama campaign, they probably were official), someone from the campaign should have removed the dang things.Â The Western wall is not a place for a political campaign advertisement, for crying outloud, let alone the display of the idol-like image of the candidate’s face!
Short story here.
Update: Here’s what Drudge has up about Obama’s visit to the Western wall:
OBAMA VISITS WESTERN WALL IN OLD CITY JERUSALEM… ARRIVES AT 5:08 AM LOCAL TIME [10:08 PM ET]… SUNRISE… SHOUTING MAN: ‘JERUSALEM IS NOT FOR SALE, OBAMA’… MOB SCENE… CHAOS… BOWING HIS HEAD IN PRAYER… PLACES NOTE IN WALL… POSES FOR PHOTOS… LOTS OF SHOUTING… LEAVES 5:20 AM… DEVELOPING…
I’m serious – watching all this imagery, seeing him act like he’s already a head of state? It’s just not right.
Thur AM Update: Here’s video of Obama visiting the wall.Â What a complete spectacle.