The Washington Examiner has done some digging into Barack Obama's background and to no ones surprise has found much of his public persona is founded in fiction rather than fact. He and Michelle have both cultivated a Haratio Alger image but both went to private schools. Obama says his grandmother worked in a bank. True, but he was a vice president not a teller. Barack was not an especially good lecturer when he taught constitutional law; he was among the lowest ranked professors. As a lawyer he defended not the poor but slumlords. In short he was a pretty typical Chicago pol, a shyster lawyer, and a mediocre professor with a penchant for poor boying it.