To the OrlyPoles!

Our guest columnist wasn’t paying attention in 1991.

Barack Obama, the first African-American president of the Harvard Law Review, was born in Kenya and raised in Indonesia and Hawaii. The son of an American anthropologist and a Kenyan finance minister, he attended Columbia University and worked as a financial journalist and editor for Business International Corporation. He served as project coordinator in Harlem for the New York Public Interest Research Group, and was Executive Director of the Developing Communities Project in Chicago’s South Side. His commitment to social and racial issues will be evident in his first book, Journeys in Black and White.

Obama’s Literary Agent in 1991 Booklet: ‘Born in Kenya and raised in Indonesia and Hawaii’ [Breitbart]

Update: Blurbist Miriam Goderich emails Political Wire

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.

Breitbartians revive the Rosemary Stretch in 3… 2… 1…


They really can’t let this go. It’s gotta be conspiracies or the KGB with these guys, not the fact that Barry is a very smart man, ran a tight campaign and kicked the shit out of 2 very large political machines in the process.

Clearly she’ll be dead by morning.

Which makes me wonder: have any of these people ever had dealings with literary agents?

Add a Comment
Please log in to post a comment