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Written by: Diana West
Thursday, May 19, 2011 5:55 AM 

How's this for a "conspiracy theory": The Obama 2012 Re-Election Campaign moonlights as author Jerome Corsi's publicity agent. I don't know how else to explain the bizarro decision by Obama campaign officials to launch a fund-raising drive specifically targeting Corsi's brand new book  Where's the Birth Certificate?

Yesterday, WND.com (whose affiliated WND Books is Corsi's publisher) wrote (links from the original):

Why is the White House in full defense mode against a book by a small publisher contending Barack Obama is not legally eligible to be president?

Today, the Obama re-election campaign launched an all-out attack on a brand new book critical of Obama, "Where's the Birth Certificate," by bestselling author Jerome Corsi, Ph.D., calling it delusional, laughable and a "joke"... even as it climbed to No. 17 overall, No. 3 in non-fiction and No. 10 in the Kindle version at Amazon.com.

Today's attack by the Obama machine on Corsi's latest and most controversial book was introduced as an offering to sell Obama supporters a T-shirt or coffee mug with an image of the Obama "Certificate of Live Birth" released several weeks ago as well as a portrait of Obama, stamped "Made in America."

What a novel way to boost book sales! (Of course, intriguing reviews like this one by Jack Cashill at The American Thinker don't hurt.)

As I note in this week's upcoming column on the release of the long-form birth certificate, there is something ghoulish about the Obama 2012 t-shirt thing, coming as it does after all these years of stonewalling, court case after court case, including the court martial and prison term of Lt. Col. Terrence Lakin, all over keeping the long-form birth certificate under wraps. Now, it's on t-shirts and coffee mugs -- with no explanation owed, sought or expected for the past three years of stonewalling.... 

But back to the story:

In an e-mail dispatched from BarackObama.com this morning, Julianna Smoot proclaims, "You'll like this one."

NB: Smoot, currently White House Social Secretary, served as national finance director for Obama's presidential campaign.

"Let me introduce you to Jerome Corsi," she says. "This week he released a new book that the publisher says will be a bestseller 'of historic proportions.' The title is 'Where's the Birth Certificate?' – yes, really.

"Corsi's work is a greatest-hits reel of delusions, ranging from 9/11 conspiracies to claiming that there is an infinite supply of oil in the Earth's core. In 2008, he published a book about Barack Obama claiming, among other things, that he (a) is a secret Muslim; (b) is secretly anti-military; (c) secretly dealt drugs; and (d) secretly supported terrorist actions when he was eight years old. So many secrets."

The email tells recipients, "The only thing we can do is laugh at it – and make sure as many other people as possible are in on the joke."

Then it asks supporters to donate $30 or more to Obama in exchange for a "limited edition" shirt.

But the obvious subtext is -- the genius of the conspiracy -- is that for about $14, you could have the book instead!

Seriously, if ever there was a moment for the Ship of State to sail forth in We-Are-Not-Amused silence, this was it. But no. Hook, line and sinker, they bit and now Corsi's book is indeed a historic event. Congrats are in order -- to Jerome Corsi.

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