I recall the beginnings of my fetish. Back in 1982 I traveled from Victoria, Texas, to return to Atlanta, Georgia, to attend the graduation of my former classmates. Since leaving them I had changed quite a bit. This was the first time that any of them had seen me with a haircut, or clean shaven, or wearing anything approaching my 3 piece suit. After finally realizing who I was, the only comment about the transformation that I heard was, "Steve! You're wearing shoes! Hey, guys, look at Burri. He's got shoes on!" Hmmm... shoes.
Recently, my interest has been piqued during analysis of Sarah Palin's latest activity. All the usual suspects have used their usual authoritative speaking or writing voices that all sounded like, "Yada, yada, yada, blah, blah, blah..., unless another shoe drops." Hmmm... shoes.
I may have missed it, but I did not hear a lot of talk about shoes dropping out of the Obama closet and landing on Obama. There has been a lot of probability talk about an Obama shoe violently kicked up my rectum and in my groin, or a fashionable Obama boot pressing on the back of my neck as my face was ground into the dirt, but little about Obama's shoes scuffing his own halo.
Stanley Kurtz and Steve Diamond had done some great work in uncovering Obama's close ideological connection to Bill Ayers, but somehow that shoe missed Obama. Hannity pressed Obama's relationship with Jeremiah Wright, but his work didn't seem to drop even an argyle sock on Obama. Other than those researchers, very little primary source research has been undertaken to press Obama's background to the foreground. More is known about the varieties of canned peas consumed by the Palin household, how they are prepared, who eats and who refuses or sneaks them to the dog, and how the empty cans are discarded than about the major influences and co-operative efforts that are integrated into Obama's character.
Snaggletoothie reprints The Unvetted President from time to time as a reminder:
Some things the public has a right to know that will never be available or are still kept out of the public record:Andy McCarthy has recently found some of Obama's student paper articles that illuminate us on some of Obama's thought life. Another single shoe. I imagine that no single shoe dropping will bruise Obama, but since he probably has more shoes that could fall than Imelda Marcos possessed in prime time, I am hoping that the accumulative effect will cause Obamunism to fail in America. Hmmmm... shoes.
1. OccidentalCollege records — Not released
2. ColumbiaCollege records — Not released
3. Columbia Thesis paper — ‘not available’
4. Harvard College records — Not released
5. Selective Service Registration — Not released
6. Medical records — Not released
7. Illinois State Senate schedule — ‘not available’
8. Law practice client list — Not released
9. Certified Copy of original Birth certificate — Not released
10. Embossed, signed paper Certification of Live Birth — Not released
11. Harvard Law Review articles published — None
12. University of Chicago scholarly articles — None
13. Record of baptism — Not released or ‘not available’
14. Illinois State Senate records — ‘not available’
I suspect that MSM journalists consider the 'godlike-shivers-up-my-leg' Obamessiah to be ultra-spiritual and resort to using the Biblical passage found in John 3:8, "The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear its sound, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit." So don't bother trying to find out where he came from or predict where he is going.
I suspect that most MSM journalists aren't greatly concerned about the potential for further newspaper failures. In such a case they could simple begin drawing paychecks from the DNC or as Evangelists for the Perpetual Obama Campaign.