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Politician With a Halo

This New Yorker article, essentially a hagiography of an Illinois politician, brought out in me a cynicism about the American political process I didn’t even know I had. The politician in question, Barack Obama, is half-black, grew up in Middle America, rose from modest circumstances to become a star at Harvard and teach law at UChicago, and claims to want to practice clean, civil, on-the-issues politics. Why am I so skeptical of this guy? Some grafs:

Abner Mikva told me,

May 27, 2004 / Uncategorized

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Gavin says…

I suppose it doesn’t really shed much light on Obama, but here’s another one to file under Jack Ryan as “worst ever,” courtesy of

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