Note to The New York Times: Don’t put that lipstick away

Hell, who hasn’t inserted a falsie silicon implant or two into his or her resume to give it a shaplier look?

But it appears that Barack Obama’s resume has falsies silicon implants nearly everywhere:

Moreover, Hazel Johnson, who has lived at Altgeld Gardens since 1962 – and was an organizer long before Obama appeared on the scene – claims Obama has exaggerated his role in getting asbestos removed from the projects. Otherwise, Obama did not get much done — and even had difficulty explaining what a “community organizer” did.

Though Obama served in the Illinois Senate for seven years, he built his entire legislative record in Illinois in a single year, when Illinois Senate Majority Leader Emil Jones appointed Obama sponsor of virtually every high-profile piece of legislation, angering many rank-and-file state legislators who had more seniority than Obama and had spent years championing the bills.

In the [U.S.] Senate, Obama points mostly to his role in the 2007 overhaul of Congressional lobbying and ethics rules — a role he has repeatedly overstated. Indeed, Obama was called out publicly by his colleagues for trying to take undeserved credit on the recent immigration reform and housing bills.

Obama also points to the Lugar-Obama nuclear non-proliferation bill — a bill so non-controversial that it was passed into law by unanimous consent. Indeed, when not trying to take credit for the work of others, Obama’s Senate record is almost entirely minor legislation, usually passed by unanimous consent or voice vote.

And so on. (There are a number of internal links that I didn’t add to those quotes that you’ll need to follow my link to get.)

Rush Limbaugh has been saying that Obama is more of a marketing campaign than he is a legit candidate for President of the United States, and I think that Rush has got that right. When all you have on the national scene are four essentially inactive years in the U.S. Senate and some big platitudinous speeches about “Change!” that you back up with, well, not much more than a standard (very) liberal Democratic platform, all those falsies silicon implants in the old resume do give the impression that you are nothing but a marketing campaign. Then the question becomes, whose marketing campaign?

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