In June, President Rene Préval of Haiti nominated Michèle Pierre-Louis to be his Prime Minister, a job subject to confirmation by the Haitian Parliament. Since then, Préval's political rivals have been attempting to derail her conformation by contending, in part, that she is a lesbian. There's naturally a supportive Facebook group created mostly by expat Haitians but, in a step probably a little unusual for a country in which it is estimated that less than 10 percent of the population has internet access, Pierre-Louis has take a page from Obama's playbook and started a website to fight the smears. [Kiskeácity via Global Voices Online]