the new story about President Obama being peddled by the National Enquirer
. Were it not for the paper's accuracy in reporting on John Edwards, one would simply laugh at the story. From what I've ever known of Barack Obama, he never struck me as the philandering type. That's just not where his passions seemed to lie.
Then again, the arrogance of power can, no doubt, encourage people to feel as though the rules simply don't apply to them -- and few could deny that Obama has a fair share of self-regard. What's more, people can change (or their real character can fully emerge). The Barack Obama I knew at law school was a big liberal
, but he didn't seem to enjoy attacking his adversaries, and he still had a sense of humor. But that's before he had anything to lose -- or any significant opposition.
It will be interesting to see how this story unfolds. I'd be afraid to be the one to have to confess to his wife, wouldn't you?