Today, the New York Times has an article on Natalie Portman and a few other actors, touting their academic achievements, their drive, and their strength of will to achieve both academically and in their chosen profession. Portman joins Hedy Lamarr (a rocket scientist, literally), Wendy from The Wonder Years (Danica McKellar) who is a mathematician with a theorem named after her, and Blossom aka Amy Farrah Fowler nee Mayim Bialik, who actually has a PhD in neurobiology (as she says, she's a neurobiologist AND she plays one on TV) as actresses with academic credentials. There is an interview with one of Portman's Harvard professors about her studies in the article too. Some very cool information and stuff I didn't know about some very famous actresses.
So here's the niggling thought. There are these actresses and they've excelled academically. There are interviews with their teachers (at least one) in this article. So why isn't there anything like this about the Poseur-in-Chief/Obama?? I know this has been asked before, but seriously, there has never been a peep out of anyone who has worked with him, schooled with him, taught him. Nothing, nada, zip, zilch. No one who has come forward and said "I knew him when..." or "When he was my student...". We are told that he attended school, at least post-secondary, in the United States. Presumably he had roommates, teachers, maybe even friends. But there's nothing. Odd.
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