Second post in a row. Back in 1991, the President’s old (current?) literary agency put out a bio of him in a booklet meant for industry perusal.
Barack Obama, the first African-American president of the Harvard Law Review, was born in Kenya and raised in Indonesia and Hawaii.
Miriam Goderich, now a partner at the agency, waters the fire:
This was nothing more than a fact checking error by me — an agency assistant at the time. There was never any information given to us by Obama in any of his correspondence or other communications suggesting in any way that he was born in Kenya and not Hawaii. I hope you can communicate to your readers that this was a simple mistake and nothing more.
Fuck off, Miriam. People know the propaganda of a tyrant when they see it. Hear it. Roger Simon, the very veteran scribe too dumb for me to do him justice (I’ll try), leads the charge up Obama’s anthill. After first somehow anticipating the bombshell, he asked “Is Obama Imploding?” Standing in the crater, he asked “Is Obama a Pathological Liar?” Now, calmed down, Roger ponders the meaning:
The Mystery of the Kenyan Birth
by Roger L Simon
Reading the extraordinary revelation about Barack Obama’s youthful literary career on Breitbart.com — that his agents published a promotional book in 1991 with a bio of Obama saying he was born in Kenya — set my old mystery writer mind ablaze.
How could that be? Why would they think such a thing?
Why would they think such a thing? Let’s see: He’s black, Kenyan by descent, and people call him “Barack Obama.” Is that good enough for you, Agatha?
There are only two forks in this road — either he was born in Kenya or he wasn’t.
Out for waffles, Roger stuffs the IHOP flatware in his $.99 socks. That’s how I figure the non sequitur. Bob Frost, we have come to a single metaphor in our road: should we go by the ‘wingnut’ or by the ‘regular person’? We take the stupid:
I have never been a conspiracy theorist and will assume the latter, although I have to confess that for the first time, given this revelation, I have the tiniest soupçon of doubt.
Nevertheless, the more interesting, and actually frightening and depressing, conclusion is the former. So what if he was born in Kenya? At least we know why he lied about it. He wanted to be president.
Naw, it’s silly. But it could be true but I’m not that sort of guy but now I’m thinking just maybe. Because if it were true that would be interesting and then everything would make seamless sense and then he’s been lying all this time, because he wanted to be president, which now just occurs, to me. Giddy-up. This humble blogger did write that the tenor of right-coverage on the “Kenya report” stunk of nirvana. Let’s see:
But why did Obama’s agents think he was born in Kenya? That’s a more interesting question. (Obama, of course, is a liar either way.)
Roger has got the bastard.
I will leave aside for the moment the question of whether he vetted the agent’s material himself . .
. . because that would crash an orgasm, but there’s conclusive evidence in the form of . .
As the author of eleven published books and seven produced feature films, I have had plenty of dealings with agents and publicity people and always looked over the bios they had written about me. Every author I ever talked to about it always did too. We’re those kind of egotists.
. . in the form of Roger Simon, author and genius, and now that the jury’s cold naked . .
But I have no way of proving that Obama did — although I would faint if he hadn’t.
. . he’ll lose consciousness if he’s wrong. Do you figure Roger for an adult? Most human beings don’t expect to be hospitalized for sloppy editing. This was my point yesterday: wingnuts, with their hearts racing, are currently taking out the president. Their excitement was bizarre to absorb, frankly, but it was clear as day. They’re seconds away from sending Obama to hell. And nothing could ever be sweeter to a self-fellating, America-despising dumb cousin like Roger.
And to further speak of stupid, Breitbart and co. piled on with more posts. And failed, again:
Obama’s Lit Agency Used ‘Born in Kenya’ Bio Until 2007
According to archive.org, a website that caches websites on a regular basis, the Dystel.com website – the official website for Dystel & Goderich, Obama’s literary agents – was using the Barack Obama “born in Kenya” language until April 2007, just two months after then-Senator Obama declared his campaign for the presidency.
Why would a genius use his “Lit Agency” to propagate a writerly Kenyan farce but forget until long after he’s announced his candidacy to orchestrate a political one? You guys are saying he’s facile with identity politics, but there’s no grift bigger than being “American” to run for U.S. President. You are disastrous clowns.