Friday, April 16, 2010
And Who Is Your State Senator?
Reading David Remnick's bio of Obama. He pulls a neat trick, stepping outside the flow of the narrative to ask the reader at the appropriate point: "who is your state senator?" (Not the US senator from your state.) Here I am, a self-professed political junkie, lived in the same place for 34 years, and I couldn't say. (Turns out it's Janet Howell, sorry Janet.) His point, of course, was the utter insignificance of Obama when he won his first election. Remnick is a good writer.