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Michelle Obama's right arm invovled in international scandal!

Old 11-09-10, 03:47 PM
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Michelle Obama's right arm invovled in international scandal!

I don't know what the ramifications of this could end up being - I hope it doesn't start another world war.


http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20101109/...le_s_handshake

Minister admits reluctant Michelle Obama handshake

November 9, 2010

Associated Press

JAKARTA, Indonesia A conservative Muslim government minister admits he shook hands with first lady Michelle Obama in welcoming her to Indonesia but says it wasn't his choice.

Footage on YouTube shows otherwise, sparking a debate that has lit up Facebook, Twitter and the rest of the blogosphere.

"I tried to prevent (being touched) with my hands but Mrs. Michelle held her hands too far toward me (so) we touched," Information Minister Tifatul Sembiring told tens of thousands of followers on Twitter.

While Indonesia has the largest Muslim population in the world, the vast majority practice a moderate form of the faith. But Sembiring has flaunted his conservatism and says he avoids contact with women who are not related to him.

The minister was among the dignitaries in a receiving line that greeted President Barack Obama and his wife as they arrived in Jakarta on Tuesday a homecoming of sorts for the president who spent part of his childhood here. Indonesians gathered around television sets across the country to watch the American president touch down. Children at the school he attended practiced a song dedicated to him just in case he visited.

In footage of the official welcome, Sembiring appeared to share his countrymen's enthusiasm. He smiled broadly as he shook the president's hand and then reached with both hands to grasp Michelle Obama's. But later he said she forced their contact.

His denial was in a response to tweets from Indonesians who noted the handshake and questioned his long-standing claims that, as a good Muslim, he restricts his contact with women.

Many posts had a "gotchya" quality to them.

One female journalist who said the minister had refused to shake her hand gleefully noted that now he would no longer be able to wriggle out of it.

Sembiring has often tweeted controversial comments, including blaming natural disasters on a lack of morality and joking about AIDS.
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Old 11-09-10, 03:55 PM
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They should probably stone her, just to be safe.
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Looks like the fodder for a certain wikipedia article.
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Michelle Obama has teh cooties.
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I'm trying to figure out how grundle is blaming this egregious episode on the First Lady.
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It's hard to believe that there are religions out there that make it a bad thing to shake a woman's hand.
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I'm trying to figure out how grundle is blaming this egregious episode on the First Lady.
Yeah, because it's not her fault right... if he doesn't want a hand shake he shouldn't dress like a slut?
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Originally Posted by majorjoe23 View Post
Looks like the fodder for a certain wikipedia article.
Maybe.
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Further evidence that twitter is just a wasteland of retardation. What a fucking 14th century buffoon. I pray the only people who read his twat are his enemies looking for amo to ridicule him.
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Re: Michelle Obama's right arm invovled in international scandal!

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I'm trying to figure out how grundle is blaming this egregious episode on the First Lady.
I'm not trying to blame it on her.
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Old 11-09-10, 04:50 PM
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Where did grundle blame the incident on Mrs. Obama?
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Old 11-09-10, 05:20 PM
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"I tried to prevent (being touched) with my hands but Mrs. Michelle held her hands too far toward me (so) we touched," Information Minister Tifatul Sembiring told tens of thousands of followers on Twitter.

Huh huh... Busted!

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pardon modern western greetings, but it's only a damn handshake...
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This is what Michelle should have done to him:

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Re: Michelle Obama's right arm invovled in international scandal!

Originally Posted by majorjoe23 View Post
Looks like the fodder for a certain wikipedia article.
I heard she has nice arms. I couldn't find a wiki article about it, though. I could have sworn there was one...
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