Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Obama's 'Lost Years'

The inestimable Stanley Kurtz, a senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center and long-time commentator on the ongoing culture wars, has a fantastic essay in The Weekly Standard on Obama's writings in two Chicago newspapers, the Hyde Park Herald and the Chicago Defender, from 1996 to 2004 while he was a state senator in Illinois.

Not surprisingly, an analysis of these writings paints a very different picture than the post-racial Obama the media is trying to sell the electorate. It's a long read but well worthwhile, especially for those considering voting for Obama based on his pithy rhetoric.

Read it here.


Anonymous said...

I just printed the piece you recommended and will read at my leisure. Hope you read "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly," which I sent you this morning. His comments about the return trip to Iraq after leave reminds me of your transit through Kuwait.


Alain DeWitt said...

I am just grateful I didn't have to make a 'combat landing'. Sounds bloody awful!