David Garrow, Pulitzer-prize winning author of a book on Martin Luther King Jr., has written a book about Barack Obama–Rising Star: The Making of Barack Obama–to be released May 9, 2017. Garrow began writing his book in 2008, working on it over the past 9 years. The book, 1460+ pages long, covers Obama’s history from the point where his father allegedly came to the U.S. in the late 1950s through 2016 (but with scant coverage after 2007). Garrow spoke recently on Jamie Weinstein’s radio show:
I think that people irrespective of their political views or partisan identification will be astonished—I cannot say that too strongly—will be profoundly astonished by how much important substance of Barack Obama’s life has not previously been known. … [emphasis added to quotes]
Posted in Biographies and Selected Persons, Obama Family, Open Threads, Vetting Obama
Tagged Alex McNear, Barack Hussein Obama II, Bernie Sanders, Cassandra Butts, David Garrow, Genevieve Cook, Harvard Law, Jamie Weinstein, Ken Mack, Laurence H. Tribe, Michael C. Dorf, Michelle Robinson, open thread, Robert M. Fischer, Robert M. Fisher, SEC
OH, LORD, PLEASE DON’T LET ME BE MISUNDERSTOOD.
Who can blame Evo Morales, the commie leader of Bolivia, for mistakenly believing that the Pope would relish a crucifix in the shape of a communist hammer and sickle? Perhaps a dried llama fetus would have been better appreciated, so that the Pope could have made a Bolivian-style sacrifice to “Mother Earth” (aka Pachamama).
Update: Francis likes it, despite his apparent puzzlement.
Posted in Environment, Global warming, Ideology, Open Threads, Satire
Tagged Bernie Sanders, carbon footprint, Evo Morales, Global warming, hammer and sickle crucifix, open thread, Pope Francis