Former co-workers claim Obama inflated his resume

Former co-workers claim Obama inflated his resume

Did Barack Obama inflate his resume? Some of his former co-workers—including some who support him today—say he did.

So what was he like to work with back in the day?

Here’s what he wrote in his book Dreams from My Father about his first job our of college:

Eventually a consulting house to multinational corporations agreed to hire me as a research assistant. Like a spy behind enemy lines, I arrived every day at my mid-Manhattan office and sat at my computer terminal, checking the Reuters machine that blinked bright emerald messages from across the globe. As far as I could tell I was the only black man in the company, a source of shame for me but a source of considerable pride for the company’s secretarial pool.

And here’s what a guy he worked with says:

First, it wasn’t a consulting house; it was a small company that published newsletters on international business. Like most newsletter publishers, it was a bit of a sweatshop. I’m sure we all wished that we were high-priced consultants to multinational corporations. But we also enjoyed coming in at ten, wearing jeans to work, flirting with our co-workers, partying when we stayed late, and bonding over the low salaries and heavy workload.

Barack worked on one of the company’s reference publications. … [E]ssentially the job was copyediting.

It’s also not true that Barack was the only black man in the company. He was the only black professional man. Fred was an African-American who worked in the mailroom with his son. My boss and I used to join them on Friday afternoons to drink beer behind the stacks of office supplies. That’s not the kind of thing that Barack would do. Like I said, he was somewhat aloof.

Raise your hand if you’re surprised by any of this.

 

Written by
Domenico Bettinelli
2 comments
  • Understand the democrat party platform now states abortion is a “need” and the smokescreen of “safe,legal and rare” which normally follows “I’m personally….” is no longer necessary now that the friend of Kennedy and Kerry is anointed. Amazing, the only president of a law review who never penned an article,a lawyer on gender and race who offered nothing, a state legislator with no achievements, a US senator with no track record and two autobiographical books by age 45 about his dreams. For some reason my mind goes to Mark 4:12.

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