I was listening to NPR and heard an interview with Robert Harris, author of Conspirata, a novel about the life and ambitions of Cicero. I know Cicero from his fleeting appearance in Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar and his starring role in the HBO TV series Rome. I didn’t hear all the interview; I turned it off when Harris found remarkable similarities between the great Roman orator and TOTUS. He may know Cicero well, but his Obama is a fantasy, a construct of a skillful campaign aided by an utterly complicit media.

Click the NPR link to hear the interview.