And the sad state is that we have a president whose past is defined by what he wanted to write in two books.
Where else do we get this outright ignorance by the media of doing some real digging to find out if he’s told the truth?
By coincidence because of a discussion on another thread I returned to an old article about Edward Said. (Said is dead now. He was a Columbia Professor and anti-Israel agitator.) This paragraph struck me:
For the past three years I have been looking into the core autobiographical assertions made by Said about his childhood in Palestine--a childhood that he has repeatedly asserted is central to the formation of his political thought and indeed of his emblematic political identity as a Palestinian refugee. My search, a fascinating adventure in itself, took me through sometimes obscure public records and archives in five countries on four continents and involved tracking down and interviewing numerous relatives, neighbors, school classmates, and professional colleagues. Virtually everything I learned, the principal conclusions of which are set out below, contradicts the story of Said's early life as Said has told it.Said was not yet dead when Obama was at Columbia. Coincidence? Maybe not.