Mar. 25th, 2011

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(in case it needs to be said...I think this oversimplifies things by a great deal, but it made me laugh...and that's the point around here isn't it?)
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(one of the funniest things about Cashill is that he uses Christopher Andersen as a source, and the information he uses Andersen got from Cashill. It is like me telling you that there is a flying spaghetti monster, you writing about what I said and then me using you and that writing as verification that there is indeed a flying spaghetti monster. EXCEPT THAT THERE REALLY IS ONE!)

Did Obama write his own memoirs?
David Sessions David Sessions – Thu Mar 24, 11:23 pm ET
NEW YORK – Jack Cashill’s new book continues a crusade he began during the 2008 presidential campaign: to prove Barack Obama didn’t write his own memoir. David Sessions talks to Cashill about his strange claims and why he thinks the GOP’s 2012 candidates may soon be drawing from his playbook.

Jack Cashill identifies heavily with Dr. Miles Bennell, the hero of Invasion of the Body Snatchers, who in the the classic 1956 film is the last person on earth to keep extraterrestrials from controlling his mind. The aliens eventually let Bennell escape, figuring no one will believe his wild tales.

Cashill, a Kansas City-based independent journalist, sees the story as a parable of his relationship with the mainstream media. “Most people think you’re friggin’ crazy, but I remain optimistic that someday they’ll see I’m right,” Cashill told me.

His new book, Deconstructing Obama: The Life, Loves, and Letters of America's First Postmodern President (Threshold Editions) is a good example of why few people believe him. Written like an adventure story, with Cashill as the main character, it intensifies a crusade he launched on the eve of the 2008 election: To prove that former radical Weather Underground activist Bill Ayers actually wrote Obama’s celebrated memoir, Dreams From My Father. Along the way, Cashill throws in that Obama possibly invented a college girlfriend and has repeatedly told false stories about his childhood.

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