Obama's aunt - What would Sophocles do?

  • puttputt

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    Nov 02, 2008 2:37 AM GMT
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/us_elections_2008/7704052.stm
    Obama has a Kenyan aunt living illegally in Boston. Obviously he's siding with immigration law, but this story just makes me feel so sad. Where is Antigone when you need her?

  • Koaa2

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    Nov 02, 2008 4:03 AM GMT
    Smells like a last ditch Carl Rove trick to me.
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    Nov 02, 2008 5:08 AM GMT
    How would Antigone help at all? This is not about the law of gods versus the law of man. Now if you got Euripides and The Eumenides/Furies running around tearing people's guts out - now then you've got a story.
  • puttputt

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    Nov 02, 2008 5:23 AM GMT
    Antigone champions the laws of the oikos (household). It just so happens that familial duty is included in divine law.
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    Nov 02, 2008 5:30 AM GMT

    We were wondering when this was going to show up here.
    Well, Palin's daughter got pregnant out of wedlock.
    Tit for tat, sort of.

    ...and not completely his aunt, as she is the half-sister of his father.

    Next we''l hear that his cousin three times removed on his mother's side to the left of her brother and six down from his nephew's niece had unsolicited sex with her boyfriend. icon_rolleyes.gif
  • puttputt

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    Nov 02, 2008 6:08 AM GMT
    But she was with him when he got sworn into the senate and everything icon_sad.gif
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    Nov 02, 2008 6:13 AM GMT

    There's no reason for him to know all about her private life. She may have told him all was fine, but again, she was just a relative that showed up. A relative of mine did something illegal (gasp) and I never knew about it for years.

    Not to worry, good man, this is just another attempt to hobble a horse that's winning a race...