Today I received a email from a group that usually passes around cute or funny pictures or stories. But the email today was identified as a preface to a new book by Lee Iacocca; Where Have All the Leaders Gone?, a rant against the presidency of Barrak Obama.
The email also challenged those who agreed to “pass it on”. Well I pass things on by putting them in a post. But I make an effort to not blindly repeat what I get without some fact checking. This one unfortunately is a lie. First it was not just published, this is from Business Week in 2007;
Iacocca devotes far too many pages to an attack on everything from President George W. Bush and the nation’s schools to the health-care system, obesity, and America’s pill-popping culture.
Right church, wrong pew. Secondly a detailed analysis on Snopes.com shows that the version being floated on the internet is a heavily edited and rewritten copy that takes all reference to President Bush out and inserts whole sentences and paragraphs that attack the Obama administration. A wonderful thing to be sure, but he wasn’t even elected when this book was first published.
I stand second to no one in my contempt for Barak Obama but I don’t think that plagiarism and deceit advance the cause. If the person or persons who re-wrote this would sit down and write an original piece slamming the failures of the Obama Regime I would applaud and support it. If anyone is interested in Lee Iacocca’s actual book;