Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Haiti is doomed

Speculation mounted Tuesday that Haitian singer Wyclef Jean will officially announce his candidacy Thursday for president of the Western Hemisphere's most embattled country.

CNN announced that Jean, who was born in Haiti but has lived much of his life in the United States, will appear Thursday night on Larry King Live to discuss his plans. The Associated Press quoted former legislator Pierre Eric Jean-Jacques as saying that the hip-hop superstar will run as part of Jean-Jacques' ``together we are strong'' coalition.

The reports are the latest to point toward a run for the former Fugees star. The Miami Herald reported Friday that Jean officially announced his intentions in a series of meetings, and that his lawyers were working on his paperwork.

We in America have learned from experience that a professional wrestler who leaves "sports entertainment" for politics makes a bad chief executive officer. We learned that a body builder turned action movie star married to a Kennedy cousin makes an even worse executive.

The poorest country in the hemisphere, facing constant socio economic, environmental and weather disasters, does not need to put a " hip-hop superstar" in charge, regardless of who he's related to.

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