The Invisible Man

Toward the end of our Vol XXVI, Art. 10 commentary we stated our belief that those in authority, including the nation’s Chief Executive, must surely be aware of our country’s economic decay.

“So why is Obama trying to put out the fire with gasoline?,” we asked. “Well, maybe he isn’t trying to put out the fire. Economy isn’t his bag, remember, he was a lawyer. When he was an undergraduate at Columbia, he was … he was … well, George Stephanopoulos of ABC News graduated with him and said … Hmmmm. Mr. Stephanopoulos, in fact, questions why no one has acknowledged that the president was in their classes or ate at the same cafeteria or made impromptu speeches on campus. He says he himself never had a single class with the president, and if he’s such a great orator, he asks, why doesn’t someone remember him? And why won’t he allow Columbia to release his records?

– Wikipedia states that “George Robert Stephanopoulos is an American television journalist and former political advisor. Stephanopoulos is most well-known as the chief political correspondent for ABC News. Prior to joining ABC News, he was a senior political advisor to the 1992 U.S. presidential campaign of Bill Clinton and later became the White House Communications Director for two years” –

“Fox News contacted 400 students who attended Columbia when Obama claims to have been there but no one remembered him. Wayne Allen Root who was, as Obama claims to be, a political science major at Columbia during that period said, ‘I don’t know a single person at Columbia that knew him, and they all knew me. I don’t have a single classmate who ever knew Barack Obama at Columbia. EVER!’

– Root graduated as Valedictorian from his high school, Thornton-Donovan School, then graduated from Columbia University in 1983 as a Political Science major (in the same class as President Barack Obama). – Wikipedia

“Root added that he was also like Obama, ‘Class of ’83 political science, pre-law’ and said, ‘You don’t get more exact or closer than that. Never met him in my life, don’t know anyone who ever met him. At the class reunion, our 20th reunion five years ago, who was asked to be the speaker of the class? Me. No one ever heard of Barack! And five years ago, nobody even knew who he was. The guy who writes the class notes, who’s the kind of the, as we say in New York, the Macha who knows everybody, has yet to find a person, a human who ever met him.’

“And Obama’s picture isn’t even in Columbia’s 1983 Yearbook! Hmmmm. So, who is Barack Obama anyway, and who’s pulling his strings? Is the president merely a puppet marching to the beat of someone else’s drum?

“Could this be the reason why an Emergency Shipbuilding Program isn’t being initiated by the simple ‘stroke of his pen’?”