Obama: "Not only do I think I'm a desi, but I'm a desi."

At a San Fransisco Fundraiser on Aug 17, Barack Obama endeared himself to his Indian and Pakistani American contributors by playfully identifying himself as a desi.

The San Fransisco Chronicle quoted Obama as saying: “Not only do I think I’m a desi, but I’m a desi. I’m a homeboy.”

At Occidental College, Obama recalled, he roomed with  Pakistani student, and at the dorm “Indians and Pakistanis came together under one roof … to cause havoc in the university.”

Obama added that he had learned to cook dal and other Indian dishes, but “somebody else made the naan.”
Somebody else always makes the naan!

“Those are friendships which have lasted … for years, and continue until this day,” Obama said. “I have an enormous personal affection for the people of South Asia,” the Chronicle reported. 

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