Just as the Obama campaign so helpfully reminded their friends in the legacy media that Mitt Romney has not released more tax returns that they deem appropriate, Joel Pollak of Breitbart offers a “top ten list of things that Obama has refused to release“.
Now that Pollak has spared these journalists the efforts of finding out just what Mr. Obama is keeping under wraps, we can expect a whole raft of stories speculating about what the Democrat is keeping secret — and editorials imploring Mr. Obama to be more open.
The missing items include:
10. State senate papers. In the 2008 primary, Obama criticized Hillary Clinton for not releasing papers from her eight years as First Lady–but failed to produce any papers from his eight years in Springfield. “They could have been thrown out,” he said.
9. Academic transcripts. His supposed academic brilliance was a major selling point, but Obama (by his own admission) was a mediocre student. His GPA at Occidental was aB-plus at best, and his entering class at Columbia was weak. Can he prove his merit?
8. Book proposal. Obama’s literary agent claimed he was “born in Kenya”–for sixteen years. His original book proposal exists–biographer David Maraniss refers to it–and seems to have embellished other key details of his life. Yet it has never been released.
7. Medical records. In 2000, and again (briefly) in 2008, GOP presidential candidate Sen. John McCain released thousands of pages of his medical records. Obama, who had abused drugs and continued smoking, merely provided a one-page doctor’s note.
*to the legacy media