LIFE IMITATES ART….Yesterday’s joke (from Chris Hayes)….
Myself, I’m currently working on two stories, one about a crucial little league team defeat John Edwards suffered in 4th grade that taught him hard lessons about resilience and competition and 5,000-word profile of an advertising exec from Duluth who roomed with Mitt Romney at Harvard for a week while his own dorm was under construction.
….Becomes this week’s laughable attack from Hillary Clinton’s press shop:
In Boston this evening, Senator Obama said: “I’m not running to fulfill some long held plans or because I think it’s open to me.”….But that’s not what Senator Obama’s teachers, family, classmates or staff say:
….In third grade, Senator Obama wrote an essay titled ‘I Want To Be a President.’ His third grade teacher: Fermina Katarina Sinaga “asked her class to write an essay titled ‘My dream: What I want to be in the future.’ Senator Obama wrote ‘I want to be a President,’ she said.” [The Los Angeles Times, 3/15/07]
In kindergarten, Senator Obama wrote an essay titled ‘I Want to Become President.’ “Iis Darmawan, 63, Senator Obama’s kindergarten teacher, remembers him as an exceptionally tall and curly haired child who quickly picked up the local language and had sharp math skills. He wrote an essay titled, ‘I Want To Become President,’ the teacher said.” [AP, 1/25/07 ]
Oh, snap! I’m going to start paying even more attention to Chris now. He’s got a scary nose for the ridiculous.