When Harvard law student Barack took a summer job at Chicago’s prestigious Sidley Austin law firm, the world was unaware that history was being made.
It was there where, according to her supervisors, hard-to-manage second-year associate Michelle LaVaughn Robinson, eager to change the world, was making a name for herself complaining about being treated as a second-year associate.
It was while tagging along behind Michelle, Barack’s advisor at the time, that the earth moved for our future president, and not only because the determination in Michelle’s stride caused the building’s rafters to shake.
After loving her from afar, with a lot of arm twisting and haranguing, Shelley finally agreed to lower herself and accept a date with the first-year law student.
On that momentous day, the duo sauntered around the Southside of Chicago, providing the young, love-struck community organizer with the ears Michelle admitted she thought at first were large. Barack thought it was time to share with her his Saul Alinsky vision of the “the world as it is…[and]…the world as it should be.”
Barack’s affection for Marxist philosophy clearly swept the object of his affection right off her…