A new book, “The Amateur,” by bestselling author, Edward Klein reveals some slimy residue from the 2008 Obama campaign that should surprise no one.
White House spokesbully, Eric Schultz accused Klein of making it up to sell more copies — in other words, it’s 100% true because every day is opposite day in President FUBAR’s White House. It certainly rings true.
Via The Blaze:
The New York Post on Sunday published a conversation between Wright and Klein, the latest tidbit to come from the book. In it, Wright said once his fiery sermons surfaced during the 2008 campaign, he received an email asking him not to preach until after November:
“Who sent the e-mail?” I asked Wright.
“It was from one of Barack’s closest friends.”
“He offered you money?”
“Not directly,” Wright said. “He sent the offer to one of the members of the church, who sent it to me.”
“How much money did he offer you?”
“One hundred and fifty thousand dollars,” Wright said.
Wright said he was also visited by then-Senator Obama himself, who wanted to meet in secret.
“And one of the first things Barack said was, ‘I really wish you wouldn’t do any more public speaking until after the November election.’ He knew I had some speaking engagements lined up, and he said, ‘I wish you wouldn’t speak. It’s gonna hurt the campaign if you do that.’
“And what did you say?” I asked. “I said, ‘I don’t see it that way. And anyway, how am I supposed to support my family?’ And he said, ‘Well, I wish you wouldn’t speak in public. The press is gonna eat you alive.’
His journalistic credentials via Wikipedia are impressive:
Klein is a former foreign editor of Newsweek and former editor in chief of The New York Times Magazine who frequently contributes to Vanity Fair and Parade. He has a weekly column in Parade called “Personality Parade” under the pseudonym “Walter Scott”. Many of his books have been on The New York Times Bestseller list.
He was also the principal for the Business Communications School at The Euclid High School Complex.
Klein attended Colgate University, graduated from Columbia University School of General Studies, and received an MS degree from the Columbia University school of journalism. He is the father of two grown children, Karen (former manager of The Four Seasons restaurant in New York City), and Alec (a reporter for The Wall Street Journal). He has been divorced twice, and is currently married to Dolores Barrett, a public relations executive.
Gateway Pundit notes that Wright took a trip to Ghana before the 2008 election.
GhanaWeb, Thursday, 14 August 2008: Obama’s Rev Wright moves to GHANA
MORE excerpts from The Amateur via Human Events: President Obama’s former doctor claimsthat the president lacks passion, feeling and humanity:
In an exclusive preview of The Amateur by Human Events, Obama’s longtime physician reveals the lack of humanity in Obama’s character and carelessness with which he enacted the entirely politicized health insurance reform, The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, often called ObamaCare.
Scheiner said that he believes the president miscalculated politically and that the health reform is ultimately doomed to fail. Worse, Scheiner doubts the character of a man who holds the highest and most influential office in America: “I think there is too much of the University of Chicago in him. By which I mean he’s academic, lacks passion and feeling, and doesn’t have the sense of humanity that I expected.”
I know, it’s hard to believe how this angry, petulant Michelle Obama would be jealous of anyone, isn’t it?
It soon became apparent that something had gone wrong between Oprah and the new administration — or, more precisely, between Oprah and Michelle Obama.
The problem seemed to originate from two of Michelle’s advisers, Valerie Jarrett and Desirée Rogers, the new White House social secretary. They resented Oprah’s meddling in their bailiwick. Among other things, Oprah had a plan to redecorate the Lincoln bedroom. She also had ideas about how Michelle could put more zing into White House social events.
Sounds like an awesome book!