It sounds like a horror movie, and because it’s on Breitbart.com, it reads like one too. Apparently the mainstream media didn’t do a good enough job vetting Barack Obama in the run-up to the 2008 election, and so they’ve taken on the massive responsibility of introducing you to the guy who’s been in your living room for the last four years. In the world of Breitbart.com, if a proper vetting happens and the result is that we pretty much still like the guy, the vetting never happened. So now The Vetting will be a regular feature on the website. A serial. A Tales Of The City for the 1950s.
Job one for The Vetting: to reveal an erroneous marketing brochure from Obama’s former literary agency Acton & Dystel which claims that he was “born in Kenya.” While even The Vetters admit that all credible documentation reveals otherwise, they claim that this bombshell sheds light on Obama’s “history of redefining his identity when expedient.”
First, off: this bio was written and used by his literary agent, and literary agents have a tendency to stretch the truth to sell an author; mine often claims to publishers that I am “capable of finishing what I have started,” for example. But further, even if this had come from Obama and had had something to do directly with his presidential campaign, candidates redefine their identity every day; remember that video where Hillary Clinton asked you to help choose her campaign theme song, therein offering herself up as someone who enjoyed the sound of popular music? Preposterous!
Anyway, this non-shell came out on the same day as this quote from Mitt Romney:
“I’m not familiar precisely with exactly what I said, but I stand by what I said. Whatever it was.” So maybe everyone could shut up for five minutes.