The recent report by Dick Morris attempting to smear Barack Obama seems to have a lot more holes in it than just his Senate votes. This shows the danger of relying on the internet for truth. As I originally responded to this story in another member's blog, consider the source...looks like I was right.
Chicago Tribune, Jan. 21, 2007 by Eric Zorn -
"The credulous wing-nuts at Fox News began Friday morning spreading the Internet rumor that Sen Barack Obama 'spent the first decade of his life raised by his Muslim father---as a Muslim and was educated in a Madrassa,' to quote 'Fox and Friends' host Steve Doocy.
The source seems to be a viral e-mail that I've received at least a dozen times in the last few weeks. Without any attribution or supporting documentation, it spins a tale of Obama's being indoctrinated as radical muslim as a youth living in Indonesia and claims that he remains 'ideologically' Muslim.
The truth, according to Obama's books and extra information supplied by his political adviser David Axelrod, is that Obama lived in Jakarta from age 6 to age 10 with his mother and stepfather, neither of whom were particularly religious. For two years he attended a Catholic school and for two years he attended the Besuki School, 'where students were predominantly Muslim but where they had only one hour a week of comparative religious studies,' Axelrod said.
Obama then moved back to Hawaii. 'He never identified as a Muslim and never even set foot in a mosque' during those years, Axelrod said. 'Not that those things would have been necessarily bad things. It's just the truth.' "
CNN decided to investigate the story and here is what they found...
Think I'll take a pass on the Dick Morris "newsletter".