I say no, no pants. But this one sure has legs.
Breitbart has broken the story about President Lame Duck’s biography as written by his literary agency:
Barack Obama, the first African-American president of the Harvard Law Review, was born in Kenya and raised in Indonesia and Hawaii. The son of an American anthropologist and a Kenyan finance minister, he attended Columbia University and worked as a financial journalist and editor for Business International Corporation. He served as project coordinator in Harlem for the New York Public Interest Research Group, and was Executive Director of the Developing Communities Project in Chicago’s South Side. His commitment to social and racial issues will be evident in his first book, Journeys in Black and White.
The problem here isn’t necessarilyhis claim of Kenyan birth, that still remains to be truly and properly proved or not. The problem is that it is yet another example of this insufferable man’s never-ending lies.
Interestingly, one of President Lame Duck’s coworkers wrote about their working at Business International Corporation, essentially telling the world in 2005 that the then-new Illinois Senator had “embellished” his resume. Which, of course, means that like with his composite girlfriend, BO played fast and loose with what he actually did for a living, too.
All of this demonstrating a pattern, and not a good pattern at that.
Breitbart.com attempted to contact the woman who edited the 1991 pamphlet but:
Miriam Goderich, who has since become Dystel’s partner at Dystel & Goderich, an agency founded in 1994. Breitbart News attempted to reach Goderich by telephone several times over several days. Her calls are screened by an automated service that requires callers to state their name and company, which we did. She never answered.
Are we at all surprised to learn that instead of nipping this in the bud by calling Breitbart.com, Ms. Goderich instead sent an email to a client of Dystel & Goderich in which she confesses to having made a youthful “mistake”? (A mistake, it may be noted, that was not caught until 2007, when BO began campaigning for the presidency.)
“You’re undoubtedly aware of the brouhaha stirred up by Breitbart about the erroneous statement in a client list Acton & Dystel published in 1991 (for circulation within the publishing industry only) that Barack Obama was born in Kenya. 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.”
Cue the flying pigs.