While the New York Times tells us some Americans are actually taking the name "Hussein" in honor of Barack Obama's to-date, third-rail- unmentionable-on-pain-of-social-and-professional-and-political-ostracism middle name--
“My name is such a vanilla, white-girl American name,” said Ashley Holmes of Indianapolis, who changed her name online [to Ashley Hussein Holmes] “to show how little meaning ‘Hussein’ really has”...Take me now, O Abyss--
Bill Clinton, the London Telegraph reports, is not exactly, all the way ready to make the change--or even pledge his fealty to his party's putative standard-bearer. According to a quoted senior Democrat:
"He's saying he's not going to reach out, that Obama has to come to him. One person told me that Bill said Obama would have to quote kiss my ass close quote, if he wants his support.
Such a way with words, old Bill. Frankly, this all probably suits Obama fine, given Clinton's current reputation, which, lo, after ALL, is finally tarnished with his most important constituency--the media--following what even they deem his unseemly behavior during the primary campaign. Now, if Obama can just get the wife to call herself Hillary Hussein Rodham....