Monday, August 18, 2008

Obama's Audacity of Resume Padding

Like 48% of the rest of the electorate, I am on Obama overload, tired already of his campaign. While I have blogged extensively about my belief that Barack Obama is not ready to be president, I have never touched on much substantive, feeling that the evidence doesn't require that deep an analysis.

Nevertheless, there is a newpaper article, The Audacity of Resume Padding, that summarizes Barack Obama's real lack of experience that is well worth reading.

"Look at his record: he's now completed over half of a Senate term; yet, is there
even one signature issue he has taken hold of, other than his own presidential run? Similarly, as the New York Times recently pointed out, Obama spent twelve years on the University of Chicago Law School faculty--singularly famous for its intellectual ferment and incubator of scholarship--and produced not even a single scholarly paper. He was President of Harvard Law Review, but wrote nothing himself. Even as a state legislator for seven years-or community organizer for three years, there is little that shows his imprint. OK, to be fair, he did write two books. About himself."

Come to think of it, if you are an Obama fan, I would skip the article entirely.

Hat tip to reader VM, via email.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your postings over the past few years do not betray much of an interest in reading any scholarly or professional articles of any sort, whether in the New England Journal of Medicine or Foreign Affairs. Would you really have read any of Obama's works had their location been pointed out to you by someone?

Aug 18, 2008, 6:26:00 PM  
Blogger Lone Wolf a.k.a. RPT said...

That made a lot of sense "anonymous"! Wow, all I have to say is that someone is a little touchy about Obama's record, or lack there of!

I would have read more of Obama's works, but I can't find any that he penned himself. Point and case is the legislature that he has "claimed" as his own while he served in our own state senate. "Something borrowed, something blue" - That's Barack's motto!

Aug 18, 2008, 8:45:00 PM  
Blogger Publia said...

Anon, actually I read a fair number of both scholarly and professional articles on a regular basis, but who wants to write about that on a blog? I don't.

I would be perfectly glad to read a scholarly article by Barack Obama.

Aug 19, 2008, 3:36:00 PM  
Blogger Publia said...

Lone Wolf, are you forgetting about "Dreams from my Father?" In fact, I would suspect that Barack Obama's European tour probably coincided with the appearance of translated versions that book which has made him very well-to- do. But, seeing you politics, I certainly hope your will limit your reading to a library edition!

Aug 19, 2008, 3:43:00 PM  
Blogger Lone Wolf a.k.a. RPT said...

Actually Publia, I listened to the book in his own words, which was even more painful than reading the book! Not very intellectual, IMOA. I don't find the events that leadto one's indoctrination into the beliefs that a person deserves the same as everyone else, even if they don't contribute the same.

On another note, I hope that McCain uses Obama's own words from his audio book against him in campaign ads. I think that it would be more damning to the self-proclaimed "citizen of the world" tell of his drug use in his own words. Buenos noches!

Aug 20, 2008, 10:15:00 PM  
Blogger Publia said...

Oh everbody loves a druggie, Lone Wolf, it's probably the secret to Obama's popularity. Lucky for us, its been slipping a little of late . . .

Aug 21, 2008, 10:54:00 AM  

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