Wyclef Serious About That Whole President Thing

By: The Superficial / August 4, 2010

Wyclef Jean is apparently really going to run for president of Haiti despite controversies surrounding his Yéle Haiti charity which may or may not include paying his mistresses a salary. So in other words he’s ready for politics. TIME reports:

After days of helping ferry mangled Haitian corpses to morgues, Jean felt as if he’d “finished the journey from my basket in the bulrushes to standing in front of the burning bush,” he told me this week. “I knew I’d have to take the next step.”
That would be running for President of Haiti. Jean told TIME he is going to announce his candidacy for the Nov. 28 election just days before the Aug. 7 deadline. One plan that was discussed, loaded with as much Mosaic symbolism as a news cycle can hold, called for him to declare his candidacy on Aug. 5 upon arriving in Port-au-Prince from New York City, where he grew up after leaving Haiti with his family at age 9. “If not for the earthquake, I probably would have waited another 10 years before doing this,” Jean says.
“A lot of Haitians are excited about this,” says Marvel Dandin, a popular Port-au-Prince radio broadcaster. “Given the awful situation in Haiti right now,” he says, “most people don’t care if the President speaks fluent Creole.”

For the record, that was Wyclef Jean comparing himself to Moses up there which really doesn’t matter considering there’s literally five people left in Haiti to vote for him. He’s probably buying them Nikes and pools shaped like dollar signs as we speak.

CAMPAIGN MANAGER: And you won with a unanimous vote before the polls even opened.
WYCLEF: Cool. — So Bill Clinton told me there’d be blowjobs…
CAMPAIGN MANAGER: Right away, Mr. President.

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