As a Professor, Obama Enthralled Students and Puzzled FacultyBreaking News
At a formal institution, Barack Obama was a loose presence, joking with students about their romantic prospects, using first names, referring to case law one moment and “The Godfather” the next. He was also an enigmatic one, often leaving fellow faculty members guessing about his precise views.
Mr. Obama, now the junior senator from Illinois and the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, spent 12 years at the University of Chicago Law School. Most aspiring politicians do not dwell in the halls of academia, and few promising young legal thinkers toil in state legislatures. Mr. Obama planted a foot in each, splitting his weeks between one of the country’s most elite law schools and the far less rarefied atmosphere of the Illinois State Senate.
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Randll Reese Besch - 8/1/2008
By being so slippery he has done the same in politics where such slipperiness of what he truly is has become common.
That is why I don't trust him anymore than any other politician who exhibits the same characteristics. It doesn't matter his appearance or gender, just what he is as a person.
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