Supposedly, Michelle Obama called something called the African Press International (API) and angrily denounced their attempts to keep Barack Obama from becoming president:
[API] is supposed to support Africans and African-American view... it is strange that API has chosen to support the racists against my husband. There is no shame in being adopted by a step father. All dirt has been thrown onto my husband's face and yet he loves this country. My husband and I know that there is no law that will stop him from becoming the president, just because some American white racists are bringing up the issue of my husband's adoption by His step father. The important thing here is where my husband's heart is at the moment. I can tell the American people that My husband loves this country and his adoption never changed his love for this country. He was born in Hawaii, yes, and that gives him all the right to be an American citizen even though he was adopted by a foreigner"
Does that sound like MO? Not to me, and never having heard of them before let's just say I'm very, very doubtful. Plus, the BHO/MO MO would have them encouraging their followers to call in to API en masse in order to shut them up. Now, there's certainly the possibility that the BHO campaign decided not to do that in this case to save their followers the overseas phone charges, but that's not likely either.
UPDATE: The API is standing by their story, and invites people to call them to verify it starting 10/16. Because of their timezone that might start around midnight 10/15. Meanwhile, the BHO campaign flatly denies that MO called them. Per this, the interviewer claims there's an audio tape (where have we heard that before?) and Jerome Corsi is trying to get a copy. Feel free to call them and if this works out push the story endlessly, but please don't waste too much time on things like this and don't spend any time counting on it working out. Concentrate on things that work instead.
Politics · Tue, 10/14/2008 - 21:11 · Importance: 1