Wednesday, September 21, 2011


I'm a little late getting to the story of Ralph Nader's attempt to find a primary challenger for Barack Obama, but I see that Dave Weigel posted the Nader group's letter and one of the signers is "Jean Houston -- Anthropologist and Author of The Possible Human and The Possible Society."

Anyone remember the name? Here, let me remind you:

First lady Hillary Rodham Clinton held imaginary conversations with Eleanor Roosevelt and Mahatma Gandhi as a therapeutic release, according to a new book written by Bob Woodward, says a report in Sunday's edition of The Chicago Sun-Times.

... the adviser was Jean Houston, co-director of the Foundation for Mind Research, which he describes as a group that studies the psychic experience and altered and expanded consciousness.

The book portrays Houston as an influential adviser who urged Mrs. Clinton to write her book, "It Takes a Village and Other Lessons Children Teach Us," and in the process "virtually moved into the White House" for days at a time to help with revisions, the Sun-Times reported....

Eleanor Roosevelt as Obama's primary challenger? That would certainly be thinking outside the box.