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So, is Obama’s ‘composite girlfriend’ like a Hot Canadian Girlfriend?
Not that I actually ever ‘had’ one of those – what’s that? Oh, it’s a nerd thing. You’ll get guys claiming that they’re going out with this girl that they met online, only she lives in Canada so it’ll be a while until you meet her. I do not judge: that could have been me.
So I mostly just find this entertaining (that explicitly includes the title):
Why it matters that Obama dated a composite and ate a dog
There was a brief media firestorm yesterday when Vanity Fair broke the news that Obama’s famous “New York girlfriend” was a fiction. She appears in his 1995 memoir, Dreams From My Father, described in some detail by her appearance, voice and mannerisms. But a new biography of Obama – with an excerpt published in Vanity Fair – “reveals” that she was actually an amalgam of several different women. Politico immediately ran with “Obama: ‘New York girlfriend’ was composite” and Drudge headlined with “Obama Admits Fabricating Girlfriend in a Memoir.” Coming hot on the heels of the news that the Pres once ate a dog, his weirdo factor seems to have hit the roof.
Now, as Tim Stanley noted later, this was known… in the sense that Obama mentioned it in a part of his book that most people apparently didn’t read: i.e., the actual text. Which is kind of important, because in my opinion a large part of the liberal outrageously outraged outrage over this ‘revelation’ seems to be rooted in the fact that it’s becoming clear that apparently nobody in the media actually read Dreams of My Father. This sounds bizarre, I know – but between this and the ‘Obama ate a dog’ incident, you really do have to wonder who has actually read that book*.
Actually, that’s not true: conservative troublemakers have read the book. And there’s a bunch of stuff yet to come, I’m sure. What will make it really interesting is that – as Tim also noted in his article – this is the vetting that you’d expect to have happened in 2008, not 2012 (I’d have said in the 2004 Illinois Senate race, but never mind that right now). So we don’t actually know, really, what’s going to stick – until we actually throw it to the wall, that is…
Moe Lane (crosspost)
*We already can see who is pounding the table and shouting in the hope that you’ll ignore the fact that they didn’t read Obama’s books.