What?! Baltimore Restaurateur Could Be Next President of Afghanistan!

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Okay, so it's not exactly the plot of King Ralph, but it's kinda close.
Okay, so it’s not exactly the plot of King Ralph, but it’s kinda close.

I understand that this is practically a Yogi Berraism, but the fact that the owner of local Afghani eatery the Helmand is in the running to become Afghanistan’s next president strikes me as very, very Baltimore.

Qayum Karzai, a Howard County resident, is the older brother of Afghanistan’s current term-limited president and is currently in country, running against 10 other candidates for the position. Unlike his younger brother, Pres. Hamid Karzai, Qayum says he is interested in repairing Afghanistan’s relationship with the Obama administration with no preconditions.

I just keep thinking of how strange it would be if an American expatriate running an American style restaurant in Afghanistan ran a serious campaign for president over here.

I’ll endorse him as long as one of his campaign promises is to keep the Helmand open regardless.



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