Mr. Maraniss attributes some of the differences to the kind of family lore that is often exaggerated. He notes that the story about the death of Mr. Obama’s step-grandfather — allegedly killed while fighting Dutch troops in Indonesia — was “a concocted myth in almost all respects.” Mr. Maraniss writes that he died trying to hang drapes.
This guy should be arrested for fraud.
Doesn’t it indicate how infantile the press is when they write stuff like this:
Now, Republicans are poised to try and portray Mr. Obama as having been less than truthful in his recollections about his life. Party officials and aides to Mr. Romney’s campaign are scouring Mr. Maraniss’s book to find ways in which they can use it to their political advantage.
Try to portray? Try to portray? Really? There is no try – the guy lied right there in print, made money from it and it has been in the public domain for years – and these media apologists never even looked for or at it – they just accepted every word like it was the Gospel.
He is nothing more than a con man. The jig is up. Maybe somebody should write a post about that – oh, right – I already did.