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Oh, for gawd's sake

Wretchedly excessive fluffing at Pravda:

"This is someone who in law school worked with [Harvard professor] Larry Tribe on a paper on the legal implications of Einstein's theory of relativity," said senior adviser David M. Axelrod. "He does have an incisive mind; that mind is always put to use in pursuit of tangible things that are going to improve people's lives."


Then where's the cite? I remember quite well the 2008 search for anything Obama published in the Harvard Law Review. Zip, zilch, nada. And "worked with" is weasel wording if ever I heard it.

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Submitted by Valhalla on

that wouldn't have been spilling out of OFB mouths 24/7 during the primaries if it were even within shouting distance of the truth.

Submitted by lambert on

In 2008, we were looking for articles actually written by Obama*, so I guess we missed this one (assuming that it had been entered or scanned into Google Scholar in early 2008, of course). And now that I know what to look for, here's a contemporaneous cite at Big Orange. Still zilch on authored articles. That said, I should have checked again.

Do I stand by "wretchedly excessive fluffing"? Yes.

NOTE * The argument then was that editor's notes aren't signed, so Obama might have written some notes, and not been credited. Maybe so.

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Submitted by votermom on

that mind is always put to use in pursuit of tangible things that are going to improve people's lives

As long as "people" is defined as "Obama and his cronies".

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Submitted by lizpolaris on

who thought that he used his intelligence to improve people's lives. I think Ignatius would have especially appreciated the phrase 'pursuit of tangible things.'

In rereading Confederacy of Dunces, I find that Obama's symbolic attempts at policy while steadfastly upholding the status quo remind me of Ignatius' attempts to improve office efficiency by putting up hand painted signs and religious crosses, while throwing actual work into the wastebasket. Well, employee morale improved and the appearance of work was achieved. It's amazing what intellectuals can do.