Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Obama's Imaginary Girlfriend

Obama described in great detail his "New York girlfriend." Now he admits, she never existed. Hardly surprising. Anybody who would exaggerate his role in the killing of Osama bin Laden would have no qualms about exaggerating his college love conquests.
One of the more mysterious characters from President Obama's 1995 autobiography Dreams From My Father is the so-called 'New York girlfriend.' Obama never referred to her by name, or even by psuedonym (sic), but he describes her appearance, her voice, and her mannerisms in specific detail.

But Obama has now told biographer David Maraniss that the 'New York girlfriend' was actually a composite character, based off of multiple girlfriends he had both in New York City and in Chicago.
So, I suppose it is also possible that he lied about eating dogs too.
[I]n Jakarta, where the Obamas lived with their Indonesian stepfather, Lolo Soetoro, dog meat is illegal. In the majority Muslim Indonesia, eating dog is forbidden among most ethnic groups in the islands, though a small, black market is said to exist for those looking for it. The only exception are the Batak people, principally of Northern Sumatra who eat it on holidays--but Obama's stepfather, who was raised in West Java, isn’t a part of that ethnic group. Besides, the Obamas lived hundreds of miles and several islands away.

A diplomatic source close to the Indonesian delegation in the U.S. confirms that while dog is sometimes eaten in Indonesia, it is done so very rarely. “Obama had to go hunting for dog meat,” the source, who didn’t want to be identified, told me. 

“I don’t know of anyone who eats it and frankly, I’m a little offended you would ask.” scoured Indonesian cook books. Not one mentions ways to prepare dog.


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