Obama's college poetry

Student journalists at Occidental College dug through old literary magazines to find two poems that Sen. Barack Obama published in 1982. "What better than the poetry of a 19-year-old college kid to unveil some inner workings of the grown man?," the students' advisor, Steven Barrie-Anthony, blogs at the Huffington Post. An excerpt of the young Obama's work:


Sitting in his seat, a seat broad and broken

In, sprinkled with ashes,

Pop switches channels, takes another

Shot of Seagrams, neat, and asks

What to do with me, a green young man

Who fails to consider the

Flim and flam of the world, since

Things have been easy for me;

This is a semi-cruel exercise. More over there if you dare.

Also: The HuffPost's Eat the Press tries to summarize Grazergate for civilians and does a pretty good job.

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