The Hand of Clinton in Obama revelations? (updated and bumped)
In the age of instant communication Brietbart.com's revelation that Barack Obama was listed on his agent, Jane Dystel's brochure, as having been "born in Kenya and raised in Indonesia and Hawaii" is already old news.
This news, however, is simply too hot for the major media to ignore. I would expect Obama spokesman Jay Carney to lay off the "mistake" to some misguided publicist, but that will no longer work. For what this brochure reveals is that, regardless of where Obama was born, he has been manufacturing his biography from the day he hit the mainland.
The emergence of this brochure two weeks after David Maraniss's revelation in Vanity Fair about Obama's composite girl friends and one week after the debut of Ed Klein's new book on Obama, The Amateur, suggests some media string-pulling beyond the powers of any conservative.
Call me a conspiracy theorist -- a tag that has lost much of its sting in the last few hours -- but I sense the hand of Clinton. The Klein book, for instance, opens with an intimate meeting chez Clinton in which Bill encourages Hillary to do the seemingly unthinkable, namely challenge Obama in 2012. Someone at that meeting was allowed to talk to Klein, probably encouraged to talk to Klein. Indeed, the meeting may have been staged for Klein's benefit.
Obama had almost no chance of winning in November even before this revelation. Watch for the Hillary bandwagon to gather steam. She can be beaten in November, but it will not be easy.
Roger L. Simon, author of 11 books, discusses the pamphlet with Jack Cashill on PJTV: