August 10, 2011

... You're Reading His Resume Two Years After You Voted For Him???

Monique Chartier

The Telegraph's Alex Spillius (H/T Drudge) reports that some Democrats are quietly regretting their support for Barack Obama as President.

In that vein, well into an OpEd in Saturday's New York Times that vilifies all of the usual suspects (Bush, Republicans, Wall Street), Professor Drew Westen admits

Those of us who were bewitched by his eloquence on the campaign trail chose to ignore some disquieting aspects of his biography: that he had accomplished very little before he ran for president, having never run a business or a state; that he had a singularly unremarkable career as a law professor, publishing nothing in 12 years at the University of Chicago other than an autobiography; and that, before joining the United States Senate, he had voted "present" (instead of "yea" or "nay") 130 times, sometimes dodging difficult issues.

Part of me is gratified that one of President Obama's supporters has finally recognized the weakness of Barack Obama's c.v., not to mention of his (non)voting record. And another part of me wants to yell in exasperation,

You're just figuring this out now, friend??? Next time, couldja maybe read the label before walking into the voting booth?

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"Law professor" has become such a common item in political c.v.'s (it is always "Constitutional Law"), that one has to wonder if there is not "a deal" somewhere. One thinks of the Harvard School of Government, which seems to be a holding tank for out of work Liberal politicians.

Posted by: Warrington Faust at August 11, 2011 7:54 AM
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