2004 Kenyan Newspaper Story re: Barack Obama

2004 Kenyan Newspaper Story re: Barack Obama

Sunday, June 27, 2004

Kenyan-born Obama all set for US Senate

Kenyan-born US Senate hopeful, Barrack Obama, appeared set to take over the Illinois Senate seat after his main rival, Jack Ryan, dropped out of the race on Friday night amid a furor over lurid sex club allegations.

The allegations that horrified fellow Republicans and caused his once-promising candidacy to implode in four short days have given Obama a clear lead as Republicans struggled to fetch an alternative.

Ryan’s campaign began to crumble on Monday following the release of embarrassing records from his divorce. In the records, his ex-wife, Boston Public actress Jeri Ryan, said her former husband took her to kinky sex clubs in Paris, New York and New Orleans.

"It’s clear to me that a vigorous debate on the issues most likely could not take place if I remain in the race," Ryan, 44, said in a statement. "What would take place, rather, is a brutal, scorched-earth campaign – the kind of campaign that has turned off so many voters, the kind of politics I refuse to play."

Although Ryan disputed the allegations, saying he and his wife went to one ‘avant-garde’ club in Paris and left because they felt uncomfortable, lashed out at the media and said it was "truly outrageous" that the Chicago Tribune got a judge to unseal the records.

The Republican choice will become an instant underdog in the campaign for the seat of retiring Republican Senator Peter Fitzgerald, since Obama held a wide lead even before the scandal broke.

"I feel for him actually," Obama told a Chicago TV station. "What he’s gone through over the last three days I think is something you wouldn’t wish on anybody."

The Republican state committee must now choose a replacement for Ryan, who had won in the primaries against seven contenders. Its task is complicated by the fact that Obama holds a comfortable lead in the polls and is widely regarded as a rising Democratic star.

The chairwoman of the Illinois Republican Party, Judy Topinka, said at a news conference, after Ryan withdrew, that Republicans would probably take several weeks to settle on a new candidate.

"Obviously, this is a bad week for our party and our state," she said.

As recently as Thursday, spokesmen for the Ryan campaign still insisted that Ryan would remain in the race. Ryan had defended himself saying, "There’s no breaking of any laws. There’s no breaking of any marriage laws. There’s no breaking of the Ten Commandments anywhere."

—AP

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5 years 1 week ago, 9:13 AM

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yeah Ryan's wife

was a real piece of ass!!! She got pissed when he took her to a wife swapping club!!!!

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5 years 1 week ago, 9:14 AM

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just another nail

the people that voted for obama are ignant,jus plain ignant

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5 years 1 week ago, 9:15 AM

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They know he is not an American born.

5 years 1 week ago, 9:22 AM

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ok

but don't you think that if that were the real case, the Republican party would not allow him to run....C'mon this is all after the fact propoganda....and if it is true and they did'nt catch it , how inept are they???Look I would have been happy to vote for a Mc Cane Powel ticket in a second.The moment they insulted my intelligence with Palen,I went the other way.And now they put a black man puppet in the front, to try to get the black vote...puleeeze..where has he been lately????He'll be back in front of the camera's around election time.

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5 years 1 week ago, 9:43 AM

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Certified Obamas Bogus Live Birth Certificate from Hawaii. Palin didn't insult my intelligance as much as Obama/Biden did. I know you have to vote democratic because of your Union position and job. I understand but don't agree. We all have to make a living, absolutely I have had to compromise myself at times being in business for myself, but only to a minor degree.

5 years 1 week ago, 9:34 AM

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HaHaha

i just read the story of Jack & jeri ryan,what a dumb fuck,you don't take your wife to a sex club.You take the cousin of the sister of the mistress you are having an affair with to a sex club!

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5 years 1 week ago, 9:35 AM

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lol

yeah, but how would you like to be the lucky bastard that got her in a trade????

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1 year 43 weeks ago, 5:58 AM

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That would be a dream come true for me! Do a 6 of 9 with 7 of 9.

5 years 1 week ago, 9:37 AM

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She is as ugly as home made sin. She has the body of a 12 year old in dimensions, but the wrinkles are filling her in, saggy ass.

5 years 1 week ago, 9:39 AM

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no sam

gerri Ryan was on Star Trek the newer series, you're thinkin of Jerri Hall the horse toothed Jackass.

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5 years 1 week ago, 9:44 AM

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Horse face for sure, but Mick Jagger will win NO beauty pageants either.

5 years 1 week ago, 9:44 AM

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jeri Hall

would/has been to a sex club or two, and she has the tattoos to commemorate the event!

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5 years 1 week ago, 9:46 AM

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lol

money makes ugly very pretty

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