Pat Boone, dreadful singer, right-wing whackjob, is a birther. What little doubt we harbored of his stupidity disappeared when SFGate captured Boone’s video recitation of the ‘evidence’ proving Obama to be a Kenyan. Not that that makes him ineligible for the presidency, mind you, Pat. John McCain was born in Panama, for instance.
Anyway, the thing that struck me about his video outrage was Pat’s laughable cowardice. He’s got every rickety internet conspiracy memorized as if they were fresh off a grand jury docket. Complicitous liberal media! Everyone in Kenya knows! The birth certificate forgery, the photoshopping: the experts examined it and proved it was a fake!
You sorry, ball-less old crooner — why won’t you just once check to see if any of it is true? Your big, bombastic bit of damning evidence, the charge that Obama’s Kenyan ‘grandmother’ (great aunt?) confessed to witnessing his birth in Mombasa, is a howler. The very same geniuses who called Sarah Obama on the phone seeking to catch her in the world’s greatest lie got stuck hearing this:
“She says he was born in Hawaii.”
But of course, that wasn’t the ‘truth.’ So the Birthers edited it. At the beginning of the conversation, through an interpreter, when asked if she was there during Barack’s birth, she replies “yes.” She was there during his birth — there, in Mombasa, where she lives. You were there during his birth? Yes, I was right here. She was also there when the Birthers called.
In sorry wingnut land, this single, garbled, transcontinental English/Swahili/English translation is game, set, match, treason. That’s why they’re forever posting the recorded conversation but cutting it off immediately after Sarah gives that first answer. See here, for instance. But anyone who bothers to listen to the next few minutes hears Sarah’s insistence clear as day, again and again:
“He was born in America.”
And that’s what strikes me funny. Pat Boone, a spineless old tool with the gall to call his president a devious criminal, can’t stand to listen to a few extra seconds of the recording. The rise he gets out of fondling conspiratorial, high-school quality bullshit is too precious to be threatened by the truth.
But what do you expect of Pat Boone? He’s one of the most despicable singers in American history. If he had the balls to not suck, he might also have the courage to listen to Sarah Obama tell him his president is an American, just like him.
Anyway, for your amusement, here’s a video of Pat and the Kenyan call I cooked up. After showing you Boone’s lunacy from a few days ago, I appended the full audio that proves Birthers are chickenshits, starting with Sarah’s interpreter uttering the supposed eulogy for Obama’s presidency: “She was present when Obama was born.” The bonus video is just more of Pat being Pat . .