Dreams from Governor Abercrombie

Ben Smith of Buzzfeed, when reviewing David Maraniss' new book Barack Obama: The Story, "counted 38 instances in which the biographer convincingly disputes significant elements of Obama's own story of his life and his family history." The corrected factual record includes the following: Ann Dunham, her child, and Obama Sr. never lived together as a family. Ann and child left Obama Sr. in late August 1961 for Seattle, almost a year before Obama Sr. left for Harvard in June of 1962. Obama Sr. didn't get his scholarship until May of 1962. Ann and the baby returned to Hawaii only after Obama Sr. left Hawaii for good. There was never a scholarship choice for Obama Sr. between the New School in New York and Harvard in Massachusetts. This is bad news for Neil Abercrombie, governor of Hawaii. He has said too many things on the record that don't jibe with the facts as we now know them.  Yet in The Story, Maraniss relies heavily on this totally unreliable witness.  As Jack Cashill...(Read Full Article)