Throughout his book tour promoting his latest collection of essays, When You Are Engulfed in Flames (Little, Brown and Company), best-selling author David Sedaris asks attendees at his readings to answer a simple question: Do you think Barack Obama is circumcised?
Sedaris has been setting up cards for people to write their response, and has gotten some interesting thoughts from readers.
He says, People will say, Well, he is Muslim, or He had a free-spirited mother, so maybe, or Wasnt he born in Africa? even though Im sure he was born in Hawaii. Most of my audience is college-educated, so their lack of information is kind of surprising.
Though Obamas penis is a subject of great curiosity for Sedaris, he says he doesnt doubt that John McCain is circumcised because, as he puts it, He probably chewed it off when he was in the P.O.W. cage.
Flames is on shelves now.
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