Time for Obama to Channel Foul-Mouthed Buddy—Again

Audiobook snippets are surprisingly timely
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 6, 2009 2:03 PM CST
President Barack Obama speaks to the House Democratic Issues Conference Thursday, Feb. 5, 2009 in Williamsburg, Va.   (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
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(Newser) – Now that things are getting nasty in the stimulus fight, the Boston Phoenix has a suggestion for Barack Obama: Channel your potty-mouthed pal Ray. In the audio version of his autobiography, the Phoenix notes that Obama does an impression of his high school friend, complete with f-bombs, racial slurs, and all kinds of good stuff generally inappropriate for civil debate—and downright jarring when spoken by Obama. But if the president is indeed losing the spin war, a Ray attack could be his secret weapon. Check out the audio for proof.