Who wants to be Haiti's next president?

In case you have been living under a rock for the last couple of days, rapper Wyclef Jean is running for president in Haiti. No, you didn't skip a line; he really is running for the office with 14 other candidates this fall in the earthquake-stricken Caribbean island.

I even have proof:

As much as I like him musically, almost immediately, my skeptic radar went up because he seems to have a bit of a shady past when it comes to his finances. Not only was he accused of misappropriating much-needed donations to Haitians following the earthquake through his charity, Yele, but he is now being accused again of not paying his taxes. So, you have to question how Jean intends to manage a country when its seems like he can't manage himself. Other folks like Sean Penn have brought up issues about accountability and transparency around his campaign and how he would actually run the country. Penn also questioned how dedicated Jean is about his bid. Jean departed from Haiti less than 24 hours after his announcement due to family issues.

And you know your presidential campaign is not going well when your friends turn against you.




At Saturday, August 07, 2010 8:24:00 PM, Anonymous pearly gates said...

I still don't understand why he is running and what his platform is. Does he plan on giving up his music career for politics? that's the questions I want to know. the haitian people deserve a president who is full time and making serious changes in the country

At Sunday, August 08, 2010 2:13:00 PM, Anonymous brazilian wax said...

people saying that pras is jealous of wyclef's success, but I doubt it


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