Headline on Drudge this afternoon: “Obama Lit Agent Shocker: ‘Born in
Kenya and Raised in Indonesia and Hawaii.’ ” It links to a story in
Breitbart showing a full photo of President Obama in a brochure by Acton
& Dystel, said to be a literary agency, printed in 1991. Beneath
Obama’s picture it states: “Barack Obama, the first African-American
president of the Harvard Law Review, was born in Kenya and raised in
Indonesia and Hawaii.” The brochure was advancing a book, apparently by
Obama, titled Journeys in Black and White.
And Elizabeth Warren thought she had problems. My first guess is that if the brochure is legitimate, the then-unknown Obama was tailoring a perhaps fanciful literary persona to make a larger impression. There is as yet no other evidence available that he was actually born in Kenya.
Even if this was the case and the brochure went out with Obama’s approval, it would diminish his cachet and credibility. But of course if it is true, it would force Obama to leave the presidency.
Visualize a President Joe Biden.