The story is written by Janny Scott, a reporter at the New York Times and is adapted from her book, A Singular Woman: The Untold Story of Barak Obama’s Mother (2008), a book that I have so far missed, but will add to my list soon.
All I want to do in this brief post is encourage people to check out the story. If we could get some Obama bashers and birthers — that particularly paranoid and irrational set — to read the article, they might learn something about the substance and quality of character that creates good and responsible people.
Barak Obama is blessed by a background rich with experience, but in particular he had the benefit of good people around him when he was a young boy; people of depth and dimension.
It is hard for me not to draw mean-spirited comparisons between the smart and worldly character of Barak’s mother and the narrow and ignorant character of the people who attack President Obama on baseless spite. I will resist. I won’t do it.
What counts as patriotic in this country today?