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Friday, February 29, 2008
I read a great post from a reader over on Andrew Sullivan:
Recall how football players shave their heads in solidarity with a teammate who's going through chemo? What the Democrats need to do, should Obama become the nominee, is to use Hussein as their adopted middle names. Ted Hussein Kennedy. Nancy Hussein Pelosi. Hillary Hussein Clinton. (Well, maybe not.) And his supporters, too. This is something that can easily go viral and backfire on the far right big-time.
Henceforth, I will be known as Monitor Hussein, in solidarity with a respected and common name in the Arab world. Defuse the "smear" by not making it a smear.
Update: As a commenter points out, folks have been doing this over over a week on the Obama Blog. Sorry I was so behind the curve!
Update: This is apparently quite a popular theme, see here: Put Your John Hussein Hancock on the Line