Monday, June 15, 2009

George Obama Signs Book Deal

"A memoir by George Obama, the president's half brother and a resident of Huruma, Kenya, will be published by Simon & Schuster in January 2010. George Obama, 27, shares the same father with his famous, older half sibling, although George and Barack Obama—20 years apart in age—did not grow up together and did not meet as children.

"Even had George Obama not been our President's half brother, his story is moving and inspirational," David Rosenthal, Simon & Schuster publisher and executive vice president, said in a statement Sunday. "It is an object lesson in survival, selflessness and courage."

Financial terms were not disclosed, but an official with knowledge of the negotiations said the deal was worth six figures. The official, who was not authorized to discuss the contract, spoke on condition of anonymity.

Barack Obama has written a pair of million-selling books, "The Audacity of Hope" and "Dreams from My Father," in which he describes George Obama as "a handsome, roundheaded boy with a wary gaze."

No word yet as to whether George's book refers to Barack as "a pencilnecked, jug-eared dork with an ugly wife", but if it were me and I was left wallowing in poverty whilst a brother was scamming the man for millions without tossing over a crumb or two, there might be a tad, tad and a half of enmity there.

It also begs the question as to the viability of a Palin-George ticket in 2012. The Jurassic Press would be tied in agonizing knots looking for ways to slur George and just watching would be great fun.

Hey. Barack didn't need proof that HE was born here so what should Georgy? Same with anything remotely resembling a qualification for the job. THEY got to run THEIR nobody so fair's fair.

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