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.