The Mystery of Obama’s Kenyan Birth

Russ Steele

I have always been interested in the issue of where the O was born, but tried to keep an open mind until there was more of a smoking gun than a fake birth certificate.

That said,  I have always been puzzled as to why the public did not have access to his academic records? My view is that he registered as foreign student from Kenya or Indonesia to get an affirmative action qualification. Now Roger Simon at PJ Media is investigated the mystery. Here is a summary from Power Line:

Over at PJ Media, CEO Roger Simon, a mystery writer by trade, put his mind to the puzzle and came up with an intriguing theory. Perhaps Obama had a tangible incentive to pass himself off as African, rather than merely African-American. Perhaps the explanation goes back to his college and law school days, which remain weirdly shrouded in mystery, deemed off-limits by liberal reporters and editors. Perhaps Obama took advantage of a scholarship–or, I would add, an affirmative action opportunity–that was available only to those born in Africa. Perhaps, in other words, Obama was like Elizabeth Warren, dishonestly checking a diversity box to get ahead. There would be no down-side at all, up until the moment when Obama decided he might run for president.

Locally, Martin Light is blogging on the issues at Light on Nevada County.

My question is: Regardless of where a person is born, if they think of themselves as a Kenyan, do they continue to think like a Kenyan, rather than an American?  Just wondering.


About Russ Steele
Freelance writer and climate change blogger. Russ spent twenty years in the Air Force as a navigator specializing in electronics warfare and digital systems. After his service he was employed for sixteen years as concept developer for TRW, an aerospace and automotive company, and then was CEO of a non-profit Internet provider for 18 months. Russ's articles have appeared in Comstock's Business, Capitol Journal, Trailer Life, Monitoring Times, and Idaho Magazine.

2 Responses to The Mystery of Obama’s Kenyan Birth

  1. AP: Kenyan-born Obama all set for US Senate

    Kenyan-born US Senate hopeful, Barrack Obama, appeared set to take over the Illinois Senate seat after his main rival, Jack Ryan, dropped out of the race on Friday night amid a furor over lurid sex club allegations.


    A limp statement was squirted out yesterday after the Breitbart item appeared that a woman who worked at the time as a low level assistant at Acton and Dystel, then Obama’s agent (and is now the Goederich who is Dystel’s partner) was now taking full responsibility for making an “error.”

    As someone who has run a number of top bestseller publishers, I think this is an amazing MIRACLE.

    It is the ONLY case I have ever heard of in which an editorial assistant INVENTED a biographical detail. I have heard of typos, wrong dates, misspellings of names. But to pick a really weird country of origin like Kenya for an author?


    After all where do the bios come from? We don’t make them up. And neither did Dystel & Goederich. They come from the authors, like Obama. No one has ever invented a detail like that, and the authors usually review them and scream like hell if we get them wrong.

    Can Dystel and Goedrich show us the correction appeal letter they got from Obama about the Kenya birth in over 10 years of using this bio? Or any other incident from any other publisher or agent that is similar to this “error?”

    I really don’t care where Obama was born. The continued degeneration of the press in passing on hilarious nonsense as fact is a lot more serious problem. Give Dystel & Goederich the Rose Mary Woods Memorial Award for the Most Absurd Lie to Protect a President of the Year.

    Thomas Lipscomb
    Senior Fellow
    Annenberg Center for the Digital Future (USC)

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