By Emma Karlin, staff writer
Just about four months ago the Democrats’ media broke the heartbreaking story of how a double tragedy had struck Manti Te’o a star football player for Norte Dame. The reports told of how Te’o’s grandmother in Hawaii had died and shortly thereafter his girlfriend, the love of his life, had died from injuries sustained in a car accident or leukemia – whichever carried the narrative better during a particular retelling of the story .
Te’o’s grandmother Annette Santiago, was real and there is no reason to doubt his deep sense of loss at her death, but the “life” and “death” of his girlfriend, Lennay Kekua stinks of what Norte Dame has become under its current president Father John Jenkins.
As the Notre Dameian fake story goes the happy couple met in Palo Alto after Norte Dame had lost to Stanford. The local Norte Dame house organ wrote flowery prose about the young lovers saying “Their stares got pleasantly tangled, then Manti Te’o extended his hand to the stranger with a warm smile and soulful eyes.” Kekua, a Stanford student, swaps phone numbers with Te’o.”
From there the Potemkin-like romance was propped up by the Norte Dame lie machine so the fact that the star player on a nationally revered team had chosen not to actually have a real girlfriend would not get in the way of another possible Heisman Trophy for a “Domer.”
Nobody in the media checked “the facts” – why let facts get in the way of a good story?- and the lie didn’t surface until this week.
The parallels between the Te’o tale and Barack Obama’s “story” go beyond the “perfect” coincidence they both went to the same high school in Hawaii. Te’o’s lie brings up the recurrent question of why we still don’t know much about Obama.
How could the “tough as nails hard-nosed” reporters that “broke the Te’o lie “wide open” in four months still fail to ask why Barack Obama’s Draft card is the only one in the world that has a two digit year designation while the other 12 million issued during the same time period have four digit years!
The Democrats’ media loves a fake especially a fake from one of King Barack’s approved schools; that’s why the Te’o story only came out after Norte Dame’s embarrassing season ending loss to Alabama.
Maybe after Obama leaves office we’ll get the truth about him, but I won’t bet on it.