Maraniss’s bookdepicts Obama on an intense odyssey of self-discovery, moving toward defining himself less as a half-white man with white girlfriends than as a black man who wanted to be part of a black community. His New York girlfriend, Genevieve Cook, told Maraniss that Obama confessed to her that “he felt like an impostor. Because he was so white. There was hardly a black bone in his body.” When she predicted that his future might be with a black woman — “That lithe, bubbly, strong black lady is waiting somewhere!” she wrote in her journal — he told her “he doubted there were any black women he would feel truly comfortable with. I would tell him, ‘No, she is out there.’ ”Being black since like 50 years ago is hip; make that 80 years ago if you're like Jewish in Philadelphia. So you have a kid graced with 'black like me' features raised by white people who has gotten to the top by adopting some of the manner.
Friday, June 15, 2012
Yoo Hoo, Iranians!
Trumpeting secrets about el jefe being de riguer, I'm like on board! Dowd reveals