The presidential candidate, the controversial guru, the Scientology lawyer - and us! - 2019-02-02

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F347.png The presidential candidate, the controversial guru, the Scientology lawyer - and us! February 2, 2019, Tony Ortega, Underground Bunker

We had a fun surprise last night when we realized that Hawaiian media has been buzzing about a story that had a slight connection to, well, us.

You might have heard that among the hordes of people who have announced their bids or are thinking about running for president on the Democratic ticket in 2020 is a US representative from Hawaii and the first Hindu member of Congress, Tulsi Gabbard, 37.

Gabbard announced her candidacy on January 11, but already she's run into some strong headwinds from the media. There was a piece in the Intercept, for example, that dug into her connections with Hindu nationalists in India, and her tendency to have friendly associations with authoritarian regimes in Syria and Egypt, even though she's positioned herself as a progressive candidate.

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{{cite news | author = Tony Ortega | title = The presidential candidate, the controversial guru, the Scientology lawyer - and us! | url = https://tonyortega.org/2019/02/02/the-presidential-candidate-the-controversial-guru-the-scientology-lawyer-and-us/ | work = Underground Bunker | date = February 2, 2019 | accessdate = February 2, 2019 }}