Jeri Ryan and the Rise of Barack Obama
Christian Schneider of the The Wisconsin Policy Research Institute has an amusing post, entitled “The Woman Who Changed the World,” about the role actress Jeri Ryan played in launching Barack Obama’s national political career.
Certainly, Obama deserves all the credit for the way he has excited Democratic crowds around the country – leading to his rout of Hillary Clinton in Iowa. And he may have beaten Jack Ryan on his own. But it’s fascinating to think that the salacious testimony of a woman scorned could one day fundamentally alter the path of the world in which we live. Without it, Barack Obama could still be sitting in the Illinois statehouse, planning his next political move.
You might call her the original Obama Girl.