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August 17, 2009

Obama as Joker Artist Found

Not the guy who put up the posters in L.A., but the guy who created the image: a 20 year-old Chicagoan Kucinich supporter who was afraid his "very, very liberal" neighbors wouldn't appreciate it.

Alkhateeb says he wasn't actively trying to cover his tracks, but he did want to lay low. He initially had concerns about connecting his name with anything critical of the president -- especially living in Chicago, where people are "very, very liberal," he said.

"After Obama was elected, you had all of these people who basically saw him as the second coming of Christ," Alkhateeb said. "From my perspective, there wasn't much substance to him."

"I abstained from voting in November," he wrote in an e-mail. "Living in Illinois, my vote means close to nothing as there was no chance Obama would not win the state." If he had to choose a politician to support, Alkhateeb said, it would be Ohio Democratic Rep. Dennis Kucinich.

Of course, they didn't ask him what he thought of the Liberal Intelligencia branding the image racist.

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