Pres. Obama's uncle

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Pres. Obama's uncle

Obama Lived With Undocumented Uncle White House Claimed He Never Met - ABC News

Do you think this is really how it happened? Do you think no one asked him? Is it a reasonable expectation that if something comes from the office of the president that he has been briefed on the mater?

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I think that's probably what happened, because what does Obama have to gain by lying about it? But I do agree that it's a gaffe and people have a reasonable expectation that if Obama's press secretary says something about Obama, it was fully vetted and is the "official story."

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I think the problem lies in this sentence: "[F]olks looked at the record, including the president?s book, and there was no evidence that they had met." They didn't actually bother to ask the president. I can understand that you don't want to bother the president with a bunch of stupid routine questions that someone else can easily answer, but sometimes you just need to go to the source. One question, maybe five second of the president's time, could have prevented this. I don't think I'm alone in saying that I've ever written down everyone I've ever stayed with....