Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Gingrich's College Teaching Records Disclosed, Where Are Obama's Records?

I don't get it. No bit of information is left undisclosed when it comes to other presidential candidates. Rick Perry's grade transcripts from Texas A&M were publicly disclosed. Oodles of information about Mitt Romney has surfaced over the years from his years at Bain Capital and as governor of Massachusetts or while heading up the winter Olympics in Salt Lake City. Even the opposition research file the 2008 campaign of John McCain prepared four years ago on Romney is out there for all to read and absorb. Every unproven, uncharged accusation of marital infidelity or sexual harassment allegation against Herman Cain was thoroughly discussed in an effort to force him out of the race. Armies of reporters descended on Alaska to unearth every piece of dirt they could possibly find, mostly unproven, to ensure Sarah Palin had no future in politics. And now the Wall Street Journal shares the personnel file of Newt Gingrich from his days of teaching at West Georgia College, which provides more insight into the man than one might initially think. It's a good read I highly recommend.

You can find out just about anything you want to know about any of the major presidential candidates, past and present with one exception. Virtually no documented historical information about Barack Obama is accessible to the public. Want to see Barack Obama's college transcripts from Occidental, Columbia or Harvard? Off limits. What exactly did Obama do at his first job out of college at Business International? It's any one's guess. How about anything he wrote as either editor of the Harvard Law Review or as a constitutional law instructor at the University of Chicago? Not a single piece of writing exists bearing his name. How about a copy of his Illinois law admissions records? No way. Want to see any of his records from his service in the Illinois Senate? Sorry, they were all destroyed. I really would like to hear a presidential historian explain why it is acceptable that so much about this man who occupies the highest office in the land remains under lock and key or totally shrouded in mystery. The only thing we have are ghost-written auto-biographies that completely fabricate his biographical narrative to fit his political ambitions and aims.

1 comment:

Citizen Kane said...

Can you say Manchurian Candidate?