"But this is an old story. The Daily Mail had it in October 2008, less than a month before the election. I remember reading it then and wondering. Of course , the DM dismissed it as a 'smear:' Barack Obama is the target of a shadowy smear campaign designed to derail his bid for the US Presidency by falsely claiming he had a close friendship with an attractive African-American female employee.
"Now I am not particularly interested if this is true. Whether Barack Obama was a cheater in 2004 is scarcely relevant at this point, since we already know he was prepared to lie and fudge about practically everything from his knowledge of and relationships with Reverend Wright and William Ayers to his promise to have the most transparent administration ever to the ever-shifting hidden contents of the healthcare bill and virtually every other piece of legislation he has put forward (not to mention his mendacious and disingenuous warning the other day at a college graduation that strong criticism of his policies could cause violence)."