The Life Of Barry? Bupkis!


This campaign should put the late night comedians, Saturday Night Live, and Comedy Central out of business.

When you have the first White Woman and Plagiarist of Color running for the Senate and Barry, aka Barack, running for re-election as a Gay African American who was born simultaneously in both Hawaii and Kenya, what is left for the poor comedians to make up? Not that they’re particularly interested: Apparently Jon Stewart has yet to see anything funny about the “confusion” surrounding Obama’s biography. Only unhip racists need go there, sayeth the conventionally wise.

Roger Kimball does a nice job on the president as International Man of Mystery:

…The recent revelation that from the early 1990s until the day before yesterday—or, to be more accurate, until Obama made his decision to run for president—a biographical pamphlet circulated by his literary agents described him as having been “born in Kenya” has been setting the world of Twitter atwitter.

What should we think about that? An agency spokesman who claims to have been responsible for the “born in Kenya” wheeze has publicly said that it was a mistake, a typographical error, a slip of the pen that just went “unchecked” for, um, sixteen-seventeen years. I can understand that. She meant to write “Hawaii” and wrote “Kenya” instead. Could happen to anyone. They look and sound enough alike, don’t they, that no one noticed. You meant to write “there” and you wrote “their” instead. You meant to write “cup” and you wrote “floccinaucinihilipilification” instead. No one—no one at the literary agency, not the author himself—could be expected to notice. You understand that, right?…

At the beginning of the Metaphysics, Aristotle observes than human beings are by nature curious animals: they ask questions and want to know the truth about the world around them. But not all men. One of the great oddnesses of the 2008 campaign was the code of omerta enforced by the the legacy media about anything having to do with Obama’s past. Where was he born? Don’t know, don’t care. What were his college years like? Can’t you move on to something important, like the time Mitt Romney ragged some hippie in high school? Why did Obama say that former Weatherman Bill Ayers was “just a guy in the neighborhood” when he was plainly an important political mentor, if not also the ghostwriter, for the future president?

And on and on and on. There are a lot of questions to be asked about Barack Obama. Why are his college records sealed? Why can’t we see a certified copy of his birth certificate? Why are his medical records sealed? I’ve been told that his Social Security registration was issued by Connecticut, which would be odd, but cannot check because that too is sealed. Obama worked as a lawyer, but we don’t know who he worked for because his client list is sealed. Why is it that Michelle Obama can no longer practice as an attorney? We know the fact but not the reason…

The Democratic Party media, or what Ann Coulter calls the non-Fox media, landed more reporters at the Wasilla airport the day after John McCain chose Sarah Palin to be his running mate than the U.S. Army landed soldiers on the beaches of Normandy on D Day. But Obama’s college transcripts? His New York cocaine dealer? Bupkis!

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