The Elvis Impersonator, the Karate Instructor, a Fridge Full of Severed Heads, and the Plot 2 Kill the President
Remember that crazy story about the dude in Mississippi who mailed ricin to Obama and then tried to frame some other dude in mississippi for the crime? Well, as Wells Tower discovered when he traveled to Tupelo and started poking around, the story is a thousand times crazier than you thought.
Have you heard about this guy Obama?
Wrote a book about his brilliant but absentee father?
Ran for office promising hope and change?
No, no, not the leader of the free world. Not that guy. Meet Malik Obama. He’s Barack’s older-by-three-years brother; he’s sure he can save the people of Kenya, if only they’d let him; and he wants you to know that he’s the one true heir to the Obama name.
GQ Exclusive: Ben Affleck on Politics: “Ugly.” “Toxic.” “Horrendous.” “Complete Bullsh-t.” “I Don’t Want To Run For Office.”
All this feverish speculation that Ben Affleck is ready to put himself forward as a candidate if John Kerry vacates his senate seat, does it really come from somewhere? Other than, that is, from some endlessly re-quoted statements of heady youthful political ambition in an interview Affleck gave to GQ over a decade ago, married with his Boston heritage and the fact that in the last few months he is considered to have completed the nonsensical transformation from derided shallow actor idiot to America’s favorite hyper-talented, smart Hollywood liberal. Maybe the senate stories will turn out to be real; anyone can change their mind. But when Affleck talked with GQ most recently, on September 15 in Los Angeles, he was fairly clear on the subject.