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Posted: 10/17/2004 9:34:56 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/17/2004 9:38:35 AM EDT by JPPJ]

CHICAGO, Illinois (AP) -- Barack Obama grew up on the beaches of Hawaii and the streets of Indonesia. He was raised by his white mother and barely knew his African father. He experimented with drugs and seemed headed nowhere, yet ended up excelling at Harvard University.

His schooling included reading both the Bible and the Koran, and every morning he was greeted by the sound of Muslim prayers drifting across the city. Obama often wandered the streets with other children.

Then he comes to the mainland, and the system works for him:

He was elected the first black president of the Harvard Law Review, an influential legal journal. The accomplishment led to a flurry of attention in such newspapers as the Boston Globe and the Los Angeles Times -- so much attention that Obama's friends joked about who would play them in the movie. Their fictitious cast list had Blair Underwood playing Obama. When the actor visited Harvard, he stopped by the law review and had dinner with Obama. Getting the top job at the law review opens the door to becoming a U.S. Supreme Court clerk, and beyond that to a lucrative job at a prestigious firm.

It often seems as though we are coming into a time when having an F'ed up life like this guy is normal and expected; but, having a normal, honerable, traditional life is considered politically incorrect.

All I can say is WTF!!

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