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Obama: FYNQ
February 05, 2010

Obama: A Wonderful, Spirited Woman Died of Breast Cancer, and, While I Don't Recall Her Name, I Am Proud to Report She'll Be Buried in an Obama T-Shirt

What a lovely, lovely self-serving anecdote.

I hope this guy can attend my funeral and give a terrific eulogy about what a great guy he is. And then maybe gesture vaguely at my coffin and say, "And then there's this guy in the box, too."

Everyone is the hero of their own life-story, as they say.

President Obama is proud to steal scenes in everyone else's life-movie too.

Yes, those are the words of the president, last night at the Democratic National Committee fundraiser in Washington. After listing his administration's accomplishments and vowing that "our most urgent task is job creation," Obama pledged to keep fighting for a national health care system. "We knew this was hard," Obama said. And then he described a letter he received from a campaign worker who suffered from breast cancer and has since died:
I got a letter -- I got a note today from one of my staff -- they forwarded it to me -- from a woman in St. Louis who had been part of our campaign, very active, who had passed away from breast cancer. She didn't have insurance. She couldn't afford it, so she had put off having the kind of exams that she needed. And she had fought a tough battle for four years. All through the campaign she was fighting it, but finally she succumbed to it. And she insisted she's going to be buried in an Obama t-shirt.

Many observers have noted that the president often seems extraordinarily self-referential. It's all about him, they say. But even those critics might be a little taken aback by the "buried in an Obama t-shirt" remark. Is it really that much about him?

Yup. Well, look: There's obviously a difference between Stars and Extras, dude.

Cop Number 3's death scene in Lethal Weapon 2 isn't about Cop Number 3, of course. It's in the movie to provide emotional heft for the stars.

Memo to Obama: If you're going to traffic in this sort of crap, at least memorize her name, so her existence as a mere prop in your movie isn't quite as obvious.

Thanks to Slublog.

Oh: Is she now a corspe-woman?


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