Thursday, August 14, 2008

Okay, I should've known. Here's the deal on how such a book(the one I've been discussing today) could get published as "Nonfiction":
From the news(bold italics are mine):
Obama campaign issues rebuttal to book's claims
By NEDRA PICKLER, Associated Press Writer

.......In "The Obama Nation" — the title is a twist on the word abomination — Corsi catalogs various allegations that have haunted Obama on right-wing blogs and anonymous e-mails.
Corsi suggests, without a shred of proof, that Obama may be using drugs today. Obama has acknowledged using marijuana and cocaine as a teenager but says he quit when he went to college and hasn't used drugs since.
Corsi also dwells on Obama's mother marrying Obama's African father and later marrying someone from Indonesia — whom Corsi describes as "a second man of color to be her mate."
He claims Obama received extensive Islamic religious education as a boy in Indonesia, education that was only offered to the truly faithful. Actually, Obama is a Christian and as a boy he attended both Catholic school and Indonesian public schools where some basic study of the Koran was offered.
He accuses Obama of wanting to weaken the military even though Obama's campaign calls for adding 65,000 soldiers and 27,000 Marines.
In an interview with The Associated Press, Corsi defended raising the issue of drugs without any evidence.
"I don't need more," he said. "I'm putting this question forward. I'm putting the evidence forward. Voters can make up their own minds."
Corsi writes for World Net Daily, a conservative Web site whose lead headline Thursday was
"Astonishing photo claims: Dead Bigfoot stored on ice."
In a series of Web posts several years ago, Corsi said Pope John Paul II was senile and unconcerned about sexual molestation of boys, referred to Islam is "a worthless, dangerous Satanic religion" and suggested Kerry was secretly Jewish.
Corsi apologized for the remarks and now says he didn't mean them and was simply trying to provoke discussion.
"Obama Nation" is published by Threshold Editions, a division of Simon & Schuster that is run by Mary Matalin, the former aide to Vice President Dick Cheney.
Corsi readily acknowledges the political goal of his book. He considers Obama a "radical leftist" who should not be elected president. Corsi said he has no plans to work against Obama with groups comparable to 2004's Swift Boat Veterans for Truth but said he would be willing to consider it.
Associated Press Writer Christopher Wills in Springfield, Ill., contributed to this report.


DeadMule said...

The McCain campaign is all about attacking Obama's character (which Obama, of course, must defend) then claiming Obama won't talk about the issues.

Just more of the same from the Republicans.

Mantra 2004, The Republican Convention

9/11. Sob and wail.
Rah! Rah! We got Dubya.
Rah! Rah! We got Dubya.
Rah! Rah! We got Dubya.

Evil axis. Oh, so plain.
Quick attack. Sadam Hussein.
Rah! Rah! We got Dubya.
Rah! Rah! We got Dubya.

Iraqi War. To “heck” with France.
Hide the caskets. The prisoners
WHACK! Rah! Rah! We got Dubya.
Rah! Rah! We got Dubya.

Kerry in a river-boat, up to his knees.
Looky, looky, looky. No WMDs.
Rah! Rah! We got Dubya.
Rah! Rah! We got Dubya.

Morals were so great back in Jim Crow Days.
Now we’re all opposed to those marrying gays.
We wonder why most blacks seem to
vote the other way. Rah! Rah! We got Dubya.

We got Dubya. We count chads!
We got Dubya. Ain’t we glad?
We got Dubya. Who needs truth?
Rah! Rah! We got Dubya.

Rah! Rah! Rah! Rah! We got Dubya.
Shout then: G-O-P. Bush-ee!
Bush-ee, for the G-O-P.
Platform? What platform?

First published in ,” “The Political Anthology,”
Pedestal Magazine, (October 2004)

Lisa Allender said...

Gotta love the GOP "recap" from you--and "The Pedestal". Thanks, Helen!

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