19 May 2008
How low will you go?
I knew Al-Kharafi was going to win, but the way he chose to run his campaign and his campaigner's actions killed the last shred of respect I have for the man.
During the election campaign, we were being flooded with phone-calls from people who clearly did not speak with a Kuwaiti dialect, sometimes asking, sometimes telling us to vote for Al-Kharafi.
They visited our home, two very fair young women with an older lady, who didn't look or speak like anyone I knew. (They looked like they crossed the border two days ago.) Telling us that they're crossing our names off the list, that I need to keep my word. I told her, I was still thinking about it and cannot promise anything.
I knew all these people were hired. There's nothing wrong with that.
But at the school, it was a whole different ballgame.
Children and young women screaming his name and grabbing on to me as I walked past them. "Al-Kharafi #1!"
It really reminded me of this:
They were acting very '
cheap', 14 year old girls running around the streets close to the school. WHERE ARE THEIR PARENTS?!
Needless to say, Al-Kharafi's whole campaign made me very uncomfortable because it was obvious he had bought these people.
Congratulations, Mohammad Jassem Al-Kharafi, you set a new record for yourself. How low will you go next?
Sadly, when I say Kharafi, I also mean Marzoug Al-Ghanim because they ran the same campaign. Disgusting. Shame on you Marzoug, we had hope for you.