March 29, 2014
Did baby Barack Obama live with Ann Dunham in Seattle?
Only "mere scraps of data documented" Barack Obama's mother's "days in Seattle," writes Obama biographer David Maraniss in his 2012 Barack Obama: The Story. Incidentally, Maraniss was telling the truth: Ann's "days in Seattle" weren't mentioned in Dreams from my Father and were only vaguely implied in Maraniss's lengthy 2008 article. And it appears that the only "scraps" of evidence of Obama's mother's time in Seattle during 1961-1962 was a listing in a Seattle Polk directory and a University of Washington (UW) transcript. And it appears that the only "mere scraps" of evidence of baby Barack's time in Seattle are a few recollections from some of Ann's high school classmates and a lone babysitter. In any event, according to the oft-massaged Obama nativity story, we are required to believe that sometime in August 1961, Ann packed up and left Hawaii for Seattle – requiring a...(Read Full Article)