How Owen Lattimore Got Obama Laid, & Policy MadeÂ
Slate’s David Weigel surveyedÂ how wingnuts and their Politico enablers folded David Maraniss’s exciting Obama college girlfriend revelationsÂ into their rich fantasy life,Â finding “A frantic search for something else to be conspiracy-minded about.”
I say they’re missing the shadows in plain sight.
Maraniss tracked down Obama’s girlfriend of his New York years, Genivive Cook, who shared with him, and the nation, her contemporary notes on the affair. Â He mentions Cook’s stepfather Phillip Jessup, with a glancing mention of Jessup’s father, the Philip Jessup. Â That Jessup was a major Joseph McCarthy target, paired with Truman Secretary of State Dean Acheson and Owen Lattimore as Chiang Kai-shek’s banana peels, the “Pied Pipers of the Politburo“.
High on their own fumes heroes managed to link Bill Clinton with Lattimore by inventing connections and ignoring actual facts, and here is an Obama link with the boys who lost China!
Dreams Of Her [Step] Grandfather Â