Tuesday, May 15, 2012


President Zelig

What do you call an American leader who rewrites the history books, simply to insert his own name on practically every page?

Apparently, we should call him President Obama.

The Heritage Foundation’s Rory Cooper tweeted that Obama had casually dropped his own name into Ronald Reagan’s official biography on www.whitehouse.gov, claiming credit for taking up the mantle of Reagan’s tax reform advocacy with his “Buffett Rule” gimmick. My first thought was, he must be joking. But he wasn’t—it turns out Obama has added bullet points bragging about his own accomplishments to the biographical sketches of every single U.S. president since Calvin Coolidge (except, for some reason, Gerald Ford).
 Oh, come on.  Did he really?

Yes, he did.  Check out http://www.whitehouse.gov/about/presidents/, and click on the biography of any President you like, from Calvin Coolidge onwards.  Every single one, with the exception of Ford, has a new "did you know?" trivia paragraph added that mentions Barack H. Obama.  The other biographies don't have such a trivia section, leading me to believe the trivia was added solely as an excuse to mention our exalted leader's name.

As The Anchoress comments: "Pity the President.  he is such a small and insecure man."

I hope he continues to pull stunts like this.  If he does, Mitt Romney might become America's first unanimously elected president since George Washington.

UPDATE:  This seems relevant.  If President Obama hasn't yet described the Osama bin Laden operation this way, it's probably just a matter of time.


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