That’s No Joke. Consider: He is the most quietly effective politician in D.C. (Don’t laugh.) The “Most Influential Vice President in History.” (Seriously, stop laughing.) One of our nation’s most senior statesmen. (Look it up!) So why is the man who could be the next president also the butt of so many jokes? Jeanne Marie Laskas gets to know the most misunderstood man in Washington.
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.