When I discuss the anomalies surrounding the president's origins, my friends often counter with the standard reply "It's possible." As in the last scene of the classic comedy Some Like It Hot, regardless of what Daphne (Jack Lemmon) says to Osgood (Joe E. Brown) about why they can't marry, Osgood remains willfully blind and continues to assure Daphne that they can.
This led me to list the "It's possible" responses I have heard over the last few years to illustrate why many friends remind me of Osgood. (This is a partial list; feel free to add your own.)
"It's possible" that Syracuse University, Frank C. Laubach Collection, lost Obama Sr.'s University of Hawaii transcripts -- the ones that would show if Sr. could have met Ann in a Russian language class as the official Obama story proclaims.
"It's possible" that Obama Sr. and Ann were married in Maui, even though there is no official record of a marriage, no pictures, and no witnesses -- not even Ann's parents.
"It's possible" that Obama was born on August 4, 1961 in Kapiolani Hospital -- or was it Queens? -- even though there are no photos of a pregnant Ann or a newborn, no witnesses, no accounts of a frantic drive to the hospital or of a beaming father, let alone a legitimate birth certificate.
"It's possible" that Ann was responsible for giving the hospital all of the information found on the birth certificate, including giving Obama Sr.'s age as 25 when he was really 27.
"It's possible" that Ann didn't know Obama Sr.'s place of birth and so stated it as "Kenya, East Africa" (this is like stating "The United States, Central North America").
"It's possible" that Ann stated the race of the father as "African" when the more common appellation at the time would have been "Negro."
"It's possible" that Neil Abercrombie, now Governor of Hawaii and self-proclaimed best friend of Obama Sr., frequently saw the little family together in Hawaii despite the fact that Ann and baby Barry showed up in Seattle to stay weeks after Barry was born.
"It's possible" that Ann's doctor gave clearance for this 2,500-mile trip 15 days after giving birth to Obama, and that the airlines allowed a baby this young to fly.
"It's possible" that Ann's father, Stanley Dunham, was disappointed when Obama Sr. left Ann in June of 1962, as Abercrombie told David Remnick in his Obama biography, The Bridge, even though Stanley's daughter and grandson had left Obama Sr. ten months earlier.
"It's possible" that Obama Sr. never told his many friends studying at Hawaii's East-West Center that he was married and had a son.
"It's possible" that Ann's best friends in Seattle, Susan Blake and Maxine Box, didn't know she was enrolling as a student at the University of Washington and instead thought she was just visiting with her "pink and very new" baby in late August 1961.
"It's possible" that when David Maraniss interviewed Susan Blake and Maxine Box in 2008, they suddenly remembered Ann's visit taking place in the late summer of 1962, not in 1961, as they had told others.
"It's possible" that Obama Sr. didn't know his son's real name. On his immigration documents he wrote "Barack Obama 2nd," but on the birth certificate, the official name is "Barack Hussein Obama, II."
"It's possible" that Obama was given a Social Security number assigned only to people who reside in the state of Connecticut.
"It's possible" that Obama's Selective Service card's postal cancelation stamp is the only one with a two-digit date stamp for the year, as opposed to a four-digit date stamp.
"It's possible" that as a student at Harvard Law School and while president of the Harvard Law Review, Obama was never required to write anything.
"It's possible" that his literary agents when writing his biography made everything up themselves, that they guessed that his place of birth was Kenya.
"It's possible" that Dreams from My Father is the best-written memoir ever produced by an American politician and that Obama actually wrote it himself, even though earlier examples of his writing include clunkers like "The belief that moribund institutions, rather than individuals are at the root of the problem, keep SAM's energies alive."
"It's possible" that Obama completely altered his writing style and wrote, as Bill Ayers described it, "a political hack book," The Audacity of Hope, after writing his masterpiece, Dreams.
"It's possible" that there is a simple explanation for all of the multiple problems experts have found in his official birth certificate posted online by the White House.
"It's possible" that there is a simple explanation for not releasing any of his school or medical records.
When you take all of the unknowns and strange circumstances surrounding Obama and his origins -- the many items that can be answered only with "It's possible" -- a logical person is left with one conclusion: the widely accepted "Story of Obama" is just not possible.
When our mainstream media discover that Obama is a fraud, they will likely respond as Osgood did when he discovered that Daphne was a man: "Nobody's perfect!"