Monday, July 28, 2014
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Middle name Hussein

Middle name Hussein

Over the last year, some Barack Obama supporters on Facebook, like the comedian Andy Borowitz (and the folks pictured above), changed their online handles to add the middle name Hussein: Their impeccable logic: If everyone's middle name is Hussein, where is the stigma?

Now that movement has a powerful convert.

His name is Barack Hussein Obama:

In his first post-election newspaper interview, with reporters from the Chicago Tribune and Los Angeles Times, Obama was asked: “Do you anticipate being sworn in as Barack Obama or Barack Hussein Obama?"

He replied: “I think the tradition is that they use all three names, and I will follow the tradition, not trying to make a statement one way or the other. I'll do what everybody else does.”

It's the guy's name -- we should all deal with it. That's why it's good to see that he himself is.

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