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Is Our President a Bit of a Jerk?

College Prof 56 Wrote: Sep 03, 2012 12:10 PM
Is our President a bit of a jerk? Is the sky blue? Does a bear defecate in the woods? Is the Pope Catholic? President "I Won" a jerk? Duh!
At law school, few people knew Barack Obama really well, and I wasn't one of them, although we did have some dealings when we overlapped The Harvard Law Review.

But in the run up to the convention, it's clear that there are people who have had extensive dealings with him -- and they don't like him very much.  Two themes have emerged from news coverage in the last two days, and they are revealing:

(1) He's selfish: