“Obama Messiah Watch”

Posted by: ST on January 30, 2007 at 2:59 pm

This new periodic feature at Slate is absolutely priceless. Slate’s Tim Noah starts things off by mentioning the latest puff piece on Obama, as written in the LATimes. Larry Gordon, staff writer for the LAT, writes:

In [poli-sci professor Roger] Boesche’s European politics class, [classmate Ken] Sulzer said he was impressed at how few notes Obama took. “Where I had five pages, Barry had probably a paragraph of the pithiest, tightest prose you’d ever see. … It was very short, very sweet. Obviously somebody almost Clintonesque in being able to sum a whole lot of concepts and place them into a succinct written style.”

Just what you wanted to know about a potential president of this country, eh? The rest of the piece reads like an Obama-informercial. I don’t recommend reading it if your diet calls for you to avoid eating or drinking sugary substances.

Hat tip: Ann Althouse

More: Dave Pierre at Newsbusters points out that this isn’t the first fawning piece the LAT has written about His Honor.

Update: Herman Cain takes on black liberal ‘leaders’ – and the mediots – who are obsessed with Obama’s race.

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  1. Scott Allan says:

    I blogged today about an article Drudge and The Examiner had on Obama’s first memoir, “Dreams from My Father”. I think this might be the first real dirt on Obama discounting the recent attacks on his name and education. He did not think too highly of white people in his youth, but this will probably energize his “progressive liberal” base.

  2. benning says:

    Seems that “memoir” is a tad fictionalized. What a surprise!:o

    Jeepers! Obama can save us all! Praise da Lawd!^:)^

  3. Steve Skubinna says:

    Even if his bio was not fictionalized, it certainly wouldn’t be truthful or candid, any more than the hundreds of self promoting books by politicians over the years have been.

    Face it, professional politicians do not give candid, tell all, no holds barred interviews, nor do they write books where they let it all hang out. Every word, every position is carefully crafted to have an effect. Everything is image – no politician, regardless of ideology, is really ever truthful in public.

    Their whole livelihood depends upon them selling themselves, so they are packaging a product. Some, like Obama at present, appear excessively cynical and manipulative, but it’s still par for the course. And compared to Hillary or Bill, Obama is practically a wide eyed innocent.