Riverside classmate of mine has a new biography of Obama coming out, so to speak

David Garrow, who was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for his earlier biography of Martin Luther King, reports that Obama considered being gay, but decided against it.

Three years later, Obama wrote somewhat elusively to his first intimate girlfriend that he had thought about and considered gayness, but ultimately had decided that a same-sex relationship would be less challenging and demanding than developing one with the opposite sex,” Garrow wrote. “But there is no doubting that [Professor] Goldyn gave eighteen-year-old Barry a vastly more positive and uplifting image of gay identity and self-confidence than he had known in Honolulu.”

Garrow recently spoke about his book on The Jamie Weinstein Show. When asked about Obama experimenting with homosexuality, Garrow replied, “I think anyone and everyone, no matter what their role in life deserves a certain basic degree of privacy, in that context.”

David's a scholar, not a scandal sheet writer, so i trust him on this. Besides, is there anyone out there who doesn't have their doubts about Barry's orientation?