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Auntie Zeituni, the Gift that Keeps on Giving

The effrontery of this woman is so astonishing it would be comical if it weren’t so serious. The Boston TV station that got Auntie Zeituni talking aired the second part of the interview Tuesday night — see the story here and the video here. (Excerpts from part 1 are here.) Even people in Massachusetts get peeved at this sort of thing:

Onyango sat down recently with WBZ-TV’s Jonathan Elias, to set her side of the record straight. “I’m not the President’s obligation. I carry my own cross.”

That’s the problem; she hasn’t been carrying her own cross. The taxpayers have, and many are angry that she has been able to live on public assistance for so long, while others who paid into the system are denied those same benefits.

“It’s a great country,” she said. “It’s nice to live here. You can do whatever you want when you live here.”

Despite what’s she’s been given, Zeituni Onyango said flatly that she owes this country nothing in return. “But, it’s given you so much?” Elias asked. “So? It’s a free country under God,” was her terse response. …

When asked why the taxpayers should be burdened with her needs, the feisty Zeituni said, “This country is owned by almighty God. You people who preach Jesus Christ almighty God and the rest of it, you are here to help people, help the poor, help other countries and help women.  That’s what the United States is supposed to do? And you have to give me my right light, every person’s right.”

My first thought was that our friend in the Bay State, radio troublemaker Michael Graham, hired an actress for this. But it seems to be real. On the other hand, maybe she’s secretly a Republican and this is a premature October Surprise.

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