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Maureen Dowd: Obama Is “Bi”

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Interesting column from Maureen Dowd this weekend, about Barack Obama. It starts off “He was born this way. Bi.” Are you shuddering in anticipation yet, thinking that she will make some kind of awful biracial joke? Thankfully, she doesn’t, although she had me on the edge of my seat waiting for it throughout. The content of this particular column isn’t crazy — there’s some boilerplate “Obama flip-flops!” stuff and then some valid points about his refusal to truly back gay marriage — but there are a few awfully cringeworthy turns of phrase. “On Wall Street, he assails fat cats, but at cocktail parties, he wants to collect some of their fat for his campaign.” I see what you did there, but the image is gross and perhaps violent, no? Removing their fat from their bodies? “On some of the most important issues facing this nation, it is time for the president to come out of the closet.” Maureen Dowd, everyone. She’ll be here all week.

[rgray@villagevoice.com] [@_rosiegray]

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