Wednesday, May 02, 2012

A Young Barack Obama in Love: Should Such Love Letters be Released?

Today came word that a former girlfriend of the President has released letters he wrote to her during their year long relationship.  From ABC News:

In his new biography of the president, author David Maraniss publishes love letters and journal entries from Genevieve Cook, who met the 22-year-old Obama at a New York Christmas party in 1983. Excerpts published in Vanity Fair offer a new glimpse into the president’s years after graduating from Columbia University.
During the course of their roughly year-long romantic relationship, Cook chronicled a man who was charming and intelligent, but also distant and emotionally unreachable.
What do you think?  Is this kind of release of personal correspondence the right thing to do while the man is still in office?

1 comment:

Oldfart said...

If you are in public life, you have to expect things like this. People will want to make money off your fame any way they can.