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Obama’s Youth Brigade Burns Out

By idaflo | June 4th, 2010 | No Comments » 

From THE DAILY BEAST comes this story, bright and early this morning from a publication not known for its conservative slant. 

Yes we taught by simple observation and personal experience, tempered with even a modest amount of intelligence.  Something is broken, the kids are figuring it out.

Dayo Olopade photoObama’s Youth Brigade Burns Out

by Dayo Olopad

A crowd of twentysomething true believers followed Obama from the campaign to Washington. But 18 months in, the “Yes We Can” crowd is losing faith.

Joe Boswell quit his job at Camp David. But first, he played a tennis match with Michelle Obama. Her second chief of staff, Susan Sher, is an avid tennis fan, and Boswell, her assistant, was game for a doubles match. After a straight-sets victory, he leveled with the first lady of the United States. “I was tired of going through the motions,” he remembers. “She told me to go out and save the world and come back.”

“It’s cool to my family, or the girl that I meet at the bar, but in terms of day-to-day work—am I really doing the change we can believe in?” asked one Iowa veteran.

Today, Boswell isn’t so sure he’s coming back…(article continues here)

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