One of the podcasts that I subscribe to is John J. Miller's Between the Covers, a audio-blog over at NRO where he interviews writers. Great stuff.
Last month, he interview the author of DUPES: How America's Adversaries Have Manipulated Progressives for a Century, Paul Kengor. Paul reminds us of something important - listen to the interview here, but this is the pull quote;
JJM: What is the connection between Frank Marshall Davis and Barak Obama?Now imagine if Sara Palin's female mentor as recommended by her grandmother was a member of the US Nazi Party - and Palin spoke so warmly of her and her influence to this day on her ideas and thoughts? Would that have gone unmentioned in the election?
PK: Yea, Davis was indisputably a mentor of Obama ... he talks about him very frequently in the book Dreams from My Father, and by the way only identifies him as Frank .... he is the only character in the book whose last name wasn't given, which is peculiar when you consider how much Obama talks about him. ... in the 1970s Obama's maternal grandfather thought he needed a male role model and introduced young Obama to ..... Davis, someone who was a Leftist radical. He was someone who offered advice on college, on women, on politics; this is all Obama's own words.
... look at Davis's FBI file just released via a FOIA request, read his articles in the Honolulu Record ... this guy was a hardened Communist.
Well, garbage in - garbage out. Here is your result.