David Remnick: On and Off the Road with Barack Obama
David Remnick es quizás el periodista que más conoce y ha escrito sobre Barack Obama. En el perfil que le ha hecho en el New Yorker, Obama habla de su gusto por ver sus acciones en perspectiva histórica, de su alejamiento del Congreso, de la NSA, de medio oriente y también de sus pequeñas tragedias domésticas.
That morning, while playing basketball at F.B.I. headquarters, Obama went up for a rebound and came down empty-handed; he got, instead, the sort of humbling reserved for middle-aged men who stubbornly refuse the transition to the elliptical machine and Gentle Healing Yoga. This had happened before. In 2010, after taking a self-described “shellacking” in the midterm elections, Obama caught an elbow in the mouth while playing ball at Fort McNair. He wound up with a dozen stitches. The culprit then was one Reynaldo Decerega, a member of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute. Decerega wasn’t invited to play again, though Obama sent him a photograph inscribed “For Rey, the only guy that ever hit the President and didn’t get arrested. Barack.”
David Remnick: On and Off the Road with Barack Obama (New Yorker)