James Rowen makes the same observation. He also adds the fact that Kevin Fischer, among many of the right wing squawkers, seems unable to refer to U.S. Senator Barack Obama without highlighting and even emphasizing his middle name:
The blog posting is a horse-race round-up of opinion about where the campaign stood at the time, discussing and referencing opinion about John McCain - - no middle name by Fischer, while he ID's Hillary Clinton merely as "Clinton."
Only Obama gets the middle name treatment.
This repetition of "Hussein" throughout Fischer's blog is cheap and classless, and as deliberate an act of denigration as are "Loophole Louie" and Laptop Leon."
But because it enables Fischer to wield an irrelevant fear-mongering club against Obama - - Hussein = Middle East/foreigners/Muslims/Saddam - - it's even sleazier.
I must say, I agree with the question that Mr. Rowen puts forth to these witless pundits:
So here's the question, fellas:
Why do you guys like to fool around so much with the names of Black public officials?