…It is for that reason that we launched “The Vetting,” an ongoing series in which we explore the ideological background of President Obama (and other presidential candidates)–not to re-litigate 2008, but because ideas and actions have consequences.

It is also in that spirit that we discovered, and now present, the booklet described below–one that includes a marketing pitch for a forthcoming book by a then-young, otherwise unknown former president of the Harvard Law Review

It is evidence–not of the President’s foreign origin, but that Barack Obama’s public persona has perhaps been presented differently at different times.




According to, a website that caches websites on a regular basis, the website – the official website for Dystel & Goderich, Obama’s literary agents – was using the Barack Obama “born in Kenya” language until April 2007, just two months after then-Senator Obama declared his campaign for the presidency. shows that the Dystel website used the following biography for Obama as of April 3, 2007:

BARACK OBAMA is the junior Democratic senator from Illinois and was the dynamic keynote speaker at the 2004 Democratic National Convention. He was also the first African-American president of the Harvard Law Review. He was born in Kenya to an American anthropologist and a Kenyan finance minister and was raised in Indonesia, Hawaii, and Chicago. His first book, DREAMS FROM MY FATHER: A STORY OF RACE AND INHERITANCE, has been a long time New York Times bestseller.

Obama launched his presidential campaign in February 2007.

By April 21, 2007, the Obama bio had been changed to state that Obama was born in Hawaii:

BARACK OBAMA is the junior Democratic senator from Illinois and was the dynamic keynote speaker at the 2004 Democratic National Convention. He was also the first African-American president of the Harvard Law Review. He was born in Hawaii to an American anthropologist and a Kenyan finance minister and was raised in Indonesia, Hawaii, and Chicago. His first book, DREAMS FROM MY FATHER: A STORY OF RACE AND INHERITANCE, has been a long time New York Times bestseller.

Obama had already been a national figure for three years, since the Democratic National Convention in 2004, by the time the biography was changed; he had been a sitting Senator for over two years.



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    • werbaz neutronName
    • In democrat-speak, when it is to one’s advantage to be born in Kenya, be born in Kenya. When it is to one’s advantage to be born in Hawaii, be born in hawaii.

      What surprises me is that the Sun God has never let it be known that he was born in a manger in Bethlehem.

      • Perceptible Future
      • Oh, but Glenn Beck said today on his show that “I believe him when he said he was born in Hawaii” That, “This is just a distraction”, Glenn, do us a favor, either you tell the truth or continue to lie like most of the Lame-Street Media because, obviously, the “Truth” does not live with you…

    • Stirrin the B.S.
    • This is a case where the content of the article didn’t live up to the headline. The story quickly switches to the “who is Barack Obama” meme. Too bad, it seems we all want some red meat to sink our teeth into, but all we’re finding is chopped liver. Gotta keep at it.

    • MEL

      • Kay112
      • Mel, you know what is more damning than this brochure which claimed he was born in Kenya? He has admitted on videos on youtube that he is born in Kenya! Michelle is also on record on youtube saying he is from Kenya.

        Imagine that?

        Only in America, would we be so stupid to continually ignore the facts….

    • Reader
    • Cripes!!!!!!! This is a big deal. One way or the other the man lied about his past. Which is it obumah? Time to fess up! Time to come clean! He won’t of course but we can all dream, right?

    • Crystal
    • And who has been holding on to this little gem until now? WHI? WSI?

      Someone who thinks the threat is so great to all of humanity that their personal safety takes a backseat to presenting this information to the public at large through Drudge?

      The story needs some gutsy players to step up to the plate and hit Obama right out of the House.

      • ThroughTheLookingGlass
      • And that is why is tiptoeing thru the tulips. You piss off the Anointed One and question his auth-OR-i-TAY, you may find yourself a Dead Man Walking…or lying on the street.

        Either way with this news, Barry is a fraud and a liar. That’s what we call being caught between a rock and a hard place. It will be interesting to see how this plays out.

      • SueK
      • Crystal, when I saw the headline I thought the same thing: WSI, WHI?

        Whoever it was, THANK YOU! Barky’s shell is finally cracking :) .

    • Stirrin the B.S.
    • Forgive my skepticism, but if you read the article carefully, there are several disclaimers and assumptions that can’t be proven. Don’t get me wrong, this is big news and casts another shadow of doubt on this man. And combined with a steady drum beat of negative news and revelations, it could prove too much for his propaganda machine to overcome.

      But rest assured the race card and victim card will played up to high heaven, or in his case hell, by his apologists that he’s being persecuted for his skin color and “funny sounding name”.

      From the article, which is why I commented that the content didn’t exactly match the headline:

      “…It is evidence–not of the President’s foreign origin, but that Barack Obama’s public persona has perhaps been presented differently at different times….”

      Also from the article:

      “…He [Acton] indicated that while “almost nobody” wrote his or her own biography, the non-athletes in the booklet, whom “the agents deal[t] with on a daily basis,” were “probably” approached to approve the text as presented….”

      This is where the Obysmal handlers will claim that Acton & Dystel were mistaken in that description – HE NEVER APPROVED THIS BIOGRAPHY.

      As I said, this is more evidence that Obysmal lies through his teeth, but it doesn’t prove that he was born in Kenya.

      • 57th State
      • You are correct, it doesn’t prove anything. But, it does force O’s hand. When combined with the Arizona Sec. of States proclamation to WND that he has already made an inquiry to Hawaii about the legitimacy of O’s birth narrative, and that without confirmation from the state O will not be placed on the ballot, the press will not be able to ignore this rather large problem any longer. This is a big, big story.

      • truthandjustice
      • Yes, that is what I was going to post. It doesn’t prove at all that he wasn’t born in Hawaii. But I’m glad it came out.
        I’m afraid that is true about everything thus far on him — all the horrible past associations with terrorists, etc. He can just say he has “evolved” and doesn’t believe that way any more. All the stuff Hannity is doing about the book “Amateur” and the tapes of Rev Wright — you can say he was lying.

        As I’ve said before, we need undeniable proof of crimes/sedition/treason while President. That’s the humongous challenge.

        But regarding the re-election stunts, Rush mentioned that he noticed the news today about our helping Israel re Iran:
        “Adding to the international pressure, U.S. ambassador to Israel Daniel Shapiro said this week American military plans to strike Iran were “ready” and the option was “fully available”.”

        He said this tells him that for them to come out with this NOW is showing that they probably have internal polls that show Obama really in bad shape and this was done to try to get Jewish funds for his campaign & votes – since that had been damaged (showing how willing they are to help Israel). We all know the truth about that. So watch out for what happens next about us helping Israel out re Iran and used to bolster Obama.

        • 57th State
        • There are very few lines that O will not walk across to get votes. I think one of those, however, is helping out Israel. If memory serves me correctly, I still do not believe he has set foot in that country, and I don’t think he ever will. He would sooner eat pork on a hot sunny day during Ramadan than help the Jews out. He will talk big and rattle some sabres, but when push comes to shove he will sit on the pot without ever growing a tail.

          • Redwine
          • Comrade Hussein visited Israel briefly during the 2008 campaign. After that, he visited only the Muslim countries in the region. He’s desperate for $$$ and votes. In case of a war with Iran, Israel would only want strategic and materiel assistance. No country has ever fought a war for them.

            I understand that Romney may visit Israel soon, but he’s been there several times. He and Netanyahu have been good friends for many years.

        • Ebysan

          Information about the “MURDERS”; information about Larry Sinclair’s sexual escapades with Obama; information of Obama & Rahm Emanuel’s Lifetime Membership at the Gay Bathhouse in

          Chicago & Information about the Down-Low-Club of Rev Jeremiah Wright @ the Trinity Church

          has been information known to many of us since 2008 & 2009; but, this is the first time Donald Young’s mother is speaking out about her son’s murder!!…. Mrs Young actually worked for the Chicago

          Police Dept at one time. Now she fears for her own life!!!

          This information can no-longer be over-looked!!!!

      • Ace
      • It’s “Obama” who has to do the proving.
        So far, he has not.

        At present, there are many pieces of circumstantial evidence.
        With “Obama”, it is to quote Vince Bugliosi, a “quilt of circumstantial evidence”.

    • Kev
    • Newsweek calling BHO First Gay President. Rev Wright coming out with bombshells. Now, this. Wow! More truth has been coming out on Obama in the last week than I have ever seen. What is going on? And, what is next week?

    • SallyAl
    • Holy CRAP! Why can’t those idjits at admit that they were/are WRONG! I consider this to be proof positive just as well as a Kenyan BC. I know there are lots of people out there that are going to say that he “just said that to call attention to his background as the son of a Kenyan citizen” and was lying about it. BS! Come on people! Open your eyes and know that THIS IS THE TRUTH!

    • rhcrest
    • To those people who are saying this is no big deal – are you nuts? THIS IS HUGE! Where else would the person who wrote the mini biographies on the pamphlet have gotten the info other than the person they were writing about? Of course it proves he was born in Kenya. Where else would they have goten the info back then? There was no internet back then. He had no reason to lie about it back then. Come on people wake up.

    • AmericaTheBeautiful
    • Perhaps one should consider that Barack Obama has worked diligently to create this confusion over his place of birth and his Kenyan ancestry to distract attention from who is biological father actually is. Would we be surprised if when NancybPelosi, head and founder of the progressive part -read communist, examined his bona tides found his birth certificate showed a different man as Obama’s biological father? I do believe Frank Marshall Davis is Obama’s biological father based particularly on the details of resemblance. Obama Sr. Was a perfect foil as he was facing deportation and could have used a marriage license showing marriage to an American citizen while Frank Marshall Davis, a subversive Communist, on the FBI watch list would have wanted to preserve his marriage and usher his son UN-noticed by the FBI among others. His other son Mark goes by his Hawaiian name.

      • Stirrin the B.S.
      • I’m with you on the Frank Marshall Davis father theory. Now, Oblowme may have told the literary agent that he was born in Kenya – for the very reason you state – to hide his true origin. But by now, memories are fuzzy and there is enough plausible deniability to marginalize this revelation.

        Now, I once again repeat, this is BIG news because it adds to the growing body of evidence that Obumphuk has something very serious that he is hiding and the independents and fence sitters (aka guilt-ravaged liberals) will finally reach their limit and say “I don’t feel comfortable with someone that has to hide so much about himself, to be my Commander-in-Chief.

        • AmericaTheBeautiful
        • I repeat…This is the conversation the nation needs to have…and I suspect is why Breitbart was murdered…this is a capture of our government and the White House by far a more destructive and evil force than anyone including those here at UM understand….. A Communist subversive… The son of a Communist subversive has control of the USA and answers to Putin…not to us. That is your daily truth.

          Understand every dime of the high oil prices has been a transfer of wealth…a boon to Russia straight out of American’s pockets…and has raised Russia from the ashes. Absolutely everything that has happened under Obama has benefitted Communist Russia and taken down barriers enabling Putin to move “forward.” Not only the choking off of oil production in the USA by Obama …but the Obama implemented Arab Spring, that further brought oil prices up and handed the Middle East to the Muslim Brotherhood who are no less Communist than Putin–

          Obama opening the door that will make possibe handing the evil Putin, Poland…..In the stunning shadow of the murder of their entire government as they flew into Russia…without a damn peep from our chickenshit media….
          the handing over of our missile codes and nuclear count to Putin, the outrageous removal of our Missile defense…Russian soldiers invited, making an incursion into the USA for war games on American soil!!!…the guns at our border meant to begin the march toward disarming and taking away of constitutional rights of our citizenry…the crashing of our banks…through the insane printing of dollars and debt…the worst is yet to come.

          Wikileaks…The release of long held state secrets…Julian Assange, the master leaker, mentored by Soros, now has a news radio show on Rusian radio ….Wake up folks, jut because so much is out in the open does not mean it is any less subversive or destructive…Can you even begin to imagine what has taken place in the shadows?
          They have built a coalition of communists and America haters where Globalization now appears to be global communism…including the Middle East, Spain France, South America…this has begun to look like a replay of the Lord of the Flies…and we are IT…”Kill the pig…

          Everything one sees happening should be seen in the context of Obama’s comment to Medvedev…sending a message to his boss Putin…how he will be able to execute “more flexibility” after his reelection….ask yourself. It should provide you with many sleepless nights. Imagine our future and that of the world under this subversive…and Qui Bono? it is obvious the USA does not and has not benefitted.

          SCTYL must be stopped..this election cannot be stolen or our last stand has been wiped from the table…

          Our elected officials are being terrorised …make them understand this is our last stand…Demand Boehner get on board with Issa and stop Holder and these evil Communists…

          • truthandjustice
          • Yes, you don’t have to worry about me (and my family) – I try to get this out as much as I can. But there are so…..many out here who just can’t make themselves believe this “unbelievable” stuff since it’s unprecedented and so humongous. I’m still seeing articles by people who should know better having this “it can’t happen here” attitude. And Romney’s campaign doesn’t believe in saying anything “negative” about Obama since they have polls telling them the majority like him personally (like McCain did). All they will talk about is the economy unless something huge happens they can’t ignore.
            I just hope there are still wise patriots who have the power to do something to thwart all this stuff.
            I’ve heard about Russian submarines that are close to our coasts and armed, ready to “go” when they get the signal (and can’t be detected).? Don’t know if that’s true or not? I fear there are traitors at DHS b/c they are everywhere, being planned for ages. I see it as nothing short of a Communist takeover via stealth that has succeeded to this point – just about to be completed with the final big push, united with int’l help. I’m sure there are traitors who have been giving out our secret info & agreements signed. Far worse than most think – that’s why I always say – we need Divine intervention.

            • cobra
            • Anatoli Golitsyn’s The Perestoika Deception tells the truth.
              This guy should be studied in high schools and colleges, not the crap spewed by the commie professors.
              His truths are invaluable.

            • AmericatheBeautiful
            • Jules, It is frightening indeed how naive we have become in relation to Russia et al …the lack of real intellectual leadership from our politicians, the loss of the fourth estate reaced by a shallow gossip based media…the dumbing down and drugging up of our godless society has almost…almost proven fatal.
              We are at the abyss and will either awaken or go in to the death throws of our final act. I cannot recommend the interview Cobra linked enough.
              We can fight Obama and possibly win but unless our people are properly educated and can begin to appreciate the variables of our times, we will most certainly be lost anyway.

    • Marie
    • Just as with Fauxcahontas Elizabeth Warren this proves that Obama is a liar. He will tell what ever story he needs to when it suits him. It doesn’t matter where or when he was born. The fact that he has told so many different stories is the issue. He cannot be trusted because he is a liar. Tie it all together. It’s all about the Narrative.

      • SueK
      • Ace,

        I’m in Squaw LiesALot Warren’t territory here, and I can say with 100% certainty that SHE ain’t no Cherokee!

        A Cherokee Genealogist has traced her ‘roots’ and there’s not a drop of Cherokee blood in her.

        A commercial is running on the Boston TV stations with the pseudo-squaw and none other than Barky Obama; they look pretty cozy. That speaks volumes; she was hand picked to run against Scott Brown by the D.C. thugocracy.

        Enuff said.

    • Anonymouse
    • I believe today’s release is part of Andrew Breitbart’s stash to which he was referring when he said Wait ’til they see what happens March 1st.

      I also believe the Note from Senior Management claiming that Andrew believed, as we do, that President Barack Obama was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, on August 4, 1961 is for the express purpose of attempting to protect the Breitbart staff and family from yet another heart attack manifesting peculiar, atypical symptoms such as a white band encircling a berry red head.  Senior Management’s fantastic verbal dance comes across as believable as ‘My dog ate my homework’.  If memory serves, they have made the same statement in the past, and I believed then that it was for the purpose of constructing a proactive moat around themselves.  If you doubt that, look at what happened to Andrew when he did NOT speak cautiously.

      Also, I do not attribute one iota of this latest evidence to either WHI or WSI.  Those two have been accomplishing much toward eradicating Obama’s destruction, for which I’m grateful to the hilt, but to attribute everything to their touch (as I’ve observed in numerous comments on articles here) smacks of canonization.  Let’s give the sole credit in this instance to the Breitbart team who have the courage to publish this monumental threat to Obama’s candidacy.

      Watching this play out is going to be exciting and entertaining.  Pass the popcorn!

      • Sage0925
      • Well, then, I hope that the “stash” in it’s entirety, is dumped onto the media, oh, say October? Much as I hate to say this about my fellow Independents, they have very short memories.

        I JUST DO NOT UNDERSTAND WHY THAT JERK’S APPROVAL RATING IS SO HIGH! It has been determined that 20% of all Americans are liberal…they’d vote for that twit, no matter what he got caught at. WHAT ABOUT THE OTHER (roughly) 25%???? Do they need to have their taxes doubled (ie, see ObamaCare, 2013) in order to wake up and smell the coffee? It’s burning, for pete’s sake! And the GD bacon is on fire!!!

        • ThroughTheLookingGlass
        • Pollsters can get numbers to say anything. Many factors that are usually not revealed can skew the results. The people polled: how many Dems, Reps & Indys? How were the questions worded? A carefully turned phrase can make it seem like a different question that what you think. One question recently was “given what you know about Obama now, will you be more likely to vote for him or less likely? or something like that. The way it was worded, I remembered thinking “I wouldn’t have voted for him either way”. So had I been polled and gave that answer, how would they have recorded it? So much is up for interpretation. Personally, I think the only numbers that count are the numbers tabulated on election day–and that’s only if voter id’s were presented and verified.

      • Kay112
      • Anonymous~~ I agree that WSI nor WHI had anything to do with this 1991 booklet of “Barack Obama born in Kenya”! deserves it’s own credit. Just because UM posts an interesting article concerning Obama on this site doesn’t mean WHI and WSI deserve the credit for the news.

    • Sage0925
    • Interesting bit, this…on HotAir, the defense is supposedly that it was a “fact checking error”.

      My behind. You cannot tell me that a narcissistic SOB like Obama wouldn’t have had that bio corrected if it was not factual. And they used it UP TIL 2007. I suspect that he forgot all about it when he was busy spending a million dollars to cover up his past.

      And DON’T tell me he didn’t know about it either. I’d be willing to bet that they at least sent him a copy for his ok. Hawaii needs to release that BC NOW. Assuming they even have one.

      • truthandjustice
      • Yes – just came here after reading the defense/explanation at The Blaze:

        Miriam Goderich issued a statement to the Political Wire saying the future president never suggested “in any way that he was born in Kenya and not Hawaii”:

        “You’re undoubtedly aware of the brouhaha stirred up by Breitbart about the erroneous statement in a client list Acton & Dystel published in 1991 (for circulation within the publishing industry only) that Barack Obama was born in Kenya. This was nothing more than a fact checking error by me — an agency assistant at the time. There was never any information given to us by Obama in any of his correspondence or other communications suggesting in any way that he was born in Kenya and not Hawaii. I hope you can communicate to your readers that this was a simple mistake and nothing more.”

        See — sadly, this kind of stuff is VERY easily denied and not provable.

        • Sage0925
        • I’m wondering how much they paid this person to issue that statement. SOP for Obama’s WH, is it not? Either that or death. Surprised Wright is still around.

          • ThroughTheLookingGlass
          • Probably $150,000. or more. Isn’t that the starting rate for cover-up? Given the alternative, who wouldnt issue a lame statement that a blind man could see through? It isn’t even plausible deniability. Barry’s peeps ought to know by now that there is just so much you can twist and turn before even the most faithful followers will begin to doubt. I think we’re at that point now. When the MSM starts even a casual mention to some of the ‘stories’, that’s an indication that some people are shifting uncomfortably in their seats.

        • rhcrest
        • That is just SOOO ridiculous. If anyone believes that i have bridge to sell them in Brooklyn. Why on earth would this person have stated that Barry was born in Kenya unless she got the info directly from him? THERE WAS NO INTERNET BACK THEN. She was probably told to say that or else she would end up just like Andrew- pushing up daisies. Enough with the charades and the BS. IT’S GAME OVER. The lies are not going to cut it anymore and neither are the cries of racism

    • Jules
    • Maybe Mooch ought to give herself a little cachet too, make herself seem a little exotic, maybe claim she’s a Hottentot, for example.

    • cobra
    • I just thought about something else.
      What if the PTB in the demshevik party made the decision to throw this presidential election to avoid for the severe economic pain that is coming next year and the following years in the foreseeable future?
      The next president will be in a very dificcult position.
      So, what if that president is Romney with a repubic Congress and Senate?
      All the blame for the pain felt by the sheeple, sorry, I meant people, will be assigned to the repubics.
      Obama is just the sacrificial lamb, after he gave the PTP trillions (in debt)…

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