The New Yorker on Obama

May 24, 2004

The New Yorker on Obama

Posted by Ed

This week's New Yorker has a nice profile of Barack Obama, the Democratic candidate for the Senate here in Illinois. Here's a priceless anecdote:

[Congresswoman] Jan Schakowsky told me about a recent visit she had made to the White House with a congressional delegation. On her way out, she said, President Bush noticed her “obama” button. “He jumped back, almost literally,” she said. “And I knew what he was thinking. So I reassured him it was Obama, with a ‘b.’ And I explained who he was. The President said, ‘Well, I don’t know him.’ So I just said, ‘You will.’”

With any luck, Bush won't get the chance to know Obama very well: I hope that we'll be electing Obama and throwing out Bush in November.

(For more on Obama, check out his campaign blog, which may or may not include his campaign theme song.)

Posted by Ed at May 24, 2004 01:23 PM
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