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“Since the mer­its of the Law Re­view’s se­lec­tion pol­icy has been the sub­ject of com­men­tary for the last three is­sues, I’d like to take the time to clar­ify ex­actly how our se­lec­tion process works.”

Har­vard Law Re­view pres­i­dent Barack Obama, writ­ing a pub­lic re­sponse to crit­i­cisms of the pub­li­ca­tion’s af­fir­ma­tive action pol­icy, on Nov. 16, 1990.

“If Obama were as smart as a fifth-grader, he would know, of course, that [it should be] ‘mer­its . . . have.’ Were there such a thing as a lit­erar y Dar­win Award, Obama could have won it on this one sen­tence alone,” ob­serves Amer­i­can Thinker con­trib­u­tor Jack Cashill, who parsed the en­tire let­ter and un­cov­ered the gram­mat­i­cal high jinks.

Mr. Cashill, au­thor of the re­cently pub­lished book “De­con­struct­ing Obama,” also be­lieves the let­ter con­firms the pres­i­dent’s “in­abil­ity to wr ite,” adding, “Although the let­ter is fewer than a thou­sand words long, Obama re­peats the sub­ject-pred­i­cate er­ror at least two more times.”

Notices, noise, cam­ou­flage to jharper@wash­ing­ton­

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