Boss for Barack

Boss for Barack

Boss for Barack

A campaign blog.
April 16 2008 11:47 AM

Boss for Barack

Obama racks up yet another endorsement in the music primary,this one from small town poet laureate Bruce Springsteen. On his Web site, theBoss implicitly defends Obama’s "bitter" comment:

At the moment, critics have tried to diminish Senator Obamathrough the exaggeration of certain of his comments and relationships. Whilethese matters are worthy of some discussion, they have been ripped out of thecontext and fabric of the man's life and vision, so well described in hisexcellent book, Dreams of My Father, often in order to distract us fromdiscussing the real issues: war and peace, the fight for economic and racialjustice, reaffirming our Constitution, and the protection and enhancement ofour environment.

Advertisement

The Boss may have read Obama’s book and liked it, but he musthave missed the title: It’s Dreams From My Father .

It’s actually a common mistake .But you’d think the Obama campaign would catch it in the vetting process.

In fact, they’ve made the same error before. Ina pressrelease responding to a Los AngelesTimes piece about exaggerations in the partially fictionalized book, thecampaign mentions "Yvonne Lloyd, a mother of 11 who was the basis for thecharacter "Shirley" in Dreams of MyFather …" [E.A.]

Granted, press releases are always riddled with copy errors,but come on, forty million dollars a month should at least buy you aneditor.