My grandmother sent me a short but sweet e-mail this morning, asking if I’m doing okay here in Haiti, where I work as a freelance journalist. She said the country has popped up in the news again because Wyclef Jean, a Haitian-born musician, is running for president.
“He has no political affiliations, only celebrities, so people are wondering about him,” she wrote to me.
She’s been duped by shallow media coverage portraying Jean as a fresh face on Haiti’s political scene. Jean likened himself to Barack Obama, a new hope for the earthquake-hit country, in front of a throng of enthusiastic supporters here on Thursday.
Look closely at his record. Jean more closely resembles Sarah Palin -incoherent, incompetent and in it for himself.
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