FrontPageMagazine has some additional info on that campaign worker in Texas who displayed that Che Guevara poster inside the Obama campaign’s Houston Office.
It turns out she’s no “low level” volunteer:
The campaign volunteer who hung the Che poster is named Maria Isabel (second photo above) and according to the Lone Star Times, she hung similar banners from her balcony at home. Apparently she’s no “low-level” volunteer either. She serves as a campaign ‘precinct captain” and the co-chair of the Houston Obama Leadership Team.
Most interestingly, she is a middle-aged woman who was born in Cuba and lived there as a child during a period when Che Guevara was Cuba’s chief executioner and second in command. At the time Cuba had the highest political incarceration and execution rate on earth, far surpassing that of their Soviet mentors and suitors. Pictures have surfaced (see Babalu blog.com) of Maria Isabel at several Obama campaign functions; arm in arm with Barack, in a bear hug with Michelle Obama, and apparently, very heavily involved in the Obama campaign.
So the woman isn’t just some naive twenty-something who got caught up in the Che-Chic fad. She’s a hard core commie, sympathetic to the Castro regime.
The MSM virtually ignored this story, but it was big on conservative sites for awhile.
Finally, there emerged a formal disavowal, of sorts. “We were disappointed to see this picture,” read the terse campaign statement, “because it is both offensive to many Cuban-Americans — and Americans of all backgrounds — and because it does not reflect Senator Obama’s views.” Not a hint that the campaign honchos or candidates themselves found Guevara “offensive.”
Pretty weak…..”disappointed?” Not so disappointed that she was relieved of her position as precinct captain. She is still an active member of the Obama campaign in Houston, as of March 4, or... today.
Yet the Obama campaign would like to see the Cuban-American voting bloc, in Michelle Obama’s words – “move out” of their Republican “comfort zones”. I don’t know how they think they can possibly be successful with these proposed policies:
Besides proposing to meet Raul Castro without pre-conditions as President, Obama also proposes to lift the limited U.S. travel restrictions to Cuba. “Lifting the travel ban to Cuba would be a gift to the Castros,” explained Cuban defector Alcibiades Hidalgo, who until 2002 served as Raul Castro’s Chief of Staff.
Fidel Castro has already endorsed his dream ticket for 2008: Obama/Clinton. Nicaraguan Sandinista “leader” Daniel Ortega has also endorsed Obama. “(The U.S.) is laying the foundations for a revolutionary change,” he predicted. So far, Obama indicates that he does plan a revolutionary change in regard to Cuba.
Be sure to read the entire article for a comparison of a Michelle Obama speech with one by Che Guevara. Revolutionary minds think alike, I guess.