Did Obama Write His Own ‘Born In Kenya’ Bio?

Steve Bowman

U.S. President Barack Obama may have penned the 1991 promotional biography that claims he was born in Kenya, despite claims it was written by an assistant at the literary agency selling his book.

Recalling his experiences at Action & Drystel for Breitbart News, author Steve Bowman claims Jane Drystel, one half of the publishing team, instructed him to write his own biography “in the third person,” which would be used in various promotions.

“All material she used in our proposals came directly from me and my writing partner,” Bowman writes. “She edited our rough-draft proposals and gave us feedback, but the final versions were all ours. Our final versions, bio included, were then simply photo-copied, by us, and distributed to potential publishers.

“This was back in the pre-Google days, recall.”

Additionally, the non-fiction submission requirements found on the Drystel & Action website today call for “a more formal narrative Bio of the author.” [emphasis found on website].

The booklet says Obama was "born in Kenya" and describes his parents as "an American anthropologist and a Kenyan finance minister"

The so-called “birther” movement got a sudden shock of life last Thursday when Breitbart News revealed a 1991 promotional biography about Obama described him as “born in Kenya and raised in Hawaii and Indonesia.”

Miriam Goderich, now a partner at Action & Drystel, immediately issued a statement hours after Breitbart broke the news, claiming the “born in Kenya” line was a fact-checking error on her part, when she was an agency assistant.

Bowman does not contradict Goderich’s claim.

“[W]hen it comes to Obama, I’m not going to speculate who wrote what, when,” Bowman writes.”And I cannot speak specifically to the mechanism of Dystel’s publicity.”

However, Bowman does note that he found Drystel to be “exceptionally thorough and very professional” in their personal working experiences.


  • Hal Turner Case Comes Back To Bite FBI
    by Jeff Davis, April 18th, 2012 · Post your comment

    “Using informants and fabricating evidence has certain risks for the
    enterprising FBI agent who uses it to enhance his or her career.
    Sometimes an old informer can rise from the dead like a zombie to
    bite him. One of the most embarrassing of informants, the loathsome
    Hal Turner, has risen from the dead figuratively to haunt the
    Bureau’s latest fabrication, the appalling Hutaree militia frame up.

    An article on Free Republic reports: “With the prosecution on the
    brink of resting its case, the defense in the Hutaree militia trial
    asked for a mistrial Wednesday, saying the government withheld
    information that should have been provided under federal law. The
    information — which the defense said it stumbled upon only this
    week — involves a relationship between an FBI agent who had
    infiltrated the Hutaree militia and a New Jersey man who was paid
    to collect information on white supremacists and hate groups
    starting in 2003.”

    “According to defense lawyers, the government’s star witness in the
    Hutaree case, FBI agent Stephen Haug—who spent months spying on the
    group while undercover—was the FBI handler for the New Jersey
    informant. The informant, Hal Turner, was a right-wing radio host
    and blogger who made threats against critics and public officials
    while on the FBI payroll. That’s information the defense should
    have been given under federal law, defense lawyers say.”

    For those of you who don’t recall, Hal Turner was an internet radio
    host who used to rant and rave online inciting other people to
    violent acts. He finally went too far and shouted out the names and
    addresses of a couple of federal judges on the air and posted them
    on his web site urging that they be “visited” by irate mobs with
    torches and pitchforks. Their Honors were not amused, and it turned
    out they had more juice than the FBI did. Turner was arrested and
    the FBI dumped him like a hot potato.

    The article goes on “‘As a defense team, it was just one more
    example of the government not turning over stuff it should have
    been turning over,’ said Michael Rataj, who is representing Tina
    Stone, wife of David Stone Sr., the man accused of being the
    ringleader. Rataj said the defense discovered the information on
    its own, but he did not elaborate. He noted Haug will return to the
    stand today for more cross-examination from the defense.”

    “Seven Hutaree militia members are on trial on charges of plotting
    a violent revolt against the government using homemade bombs and
    assault rifles. William Swor, who is representing Stone Sr., has
    long argued the defendants were merely engaged in hatespeech
    protected by the First Amendment. On Wednesday, Swor also accused
    the government of withholding crucial evidence from the defense.
    ‘We were cut off from a whole line of investigation,’ Swor told
    U.S. District Judge Victoria Roberts. Prosecutors denied a
    violation occurred and said the information wasn’t relevant.”

    Well, they would deny any illegalities, wouldn’t they? “Roberts
    didn’t immediately rule on the request for a mistrial.” Meaning the
    fix is in, and these people are likely going to jail, period.
    There’s a rule in the pro-White movement to avoid anyone, who talks
    about illegal activities, machine guns and bombing federal
    facilities. The people making these suggesting are invariably
    federal informants, who are running a sting operation. We need to
    be focusing on waking up White people on political blogs. Our
    enemies don’t know how to deal with a peaceful opposition, but
    they’re very good at squashing violent opposition. Just ask any
    Southerner how fighting the Feds worked out for them.”

    Hal Turner’s release date from Prison is scheduled on October 3rd, 2012.
    The 2012 US Presidential elections are on Tuesday, November 6, 2012.
    Get Hal Turner booked for The Right Perspective i would suggest.


    Robert M. Stockmann – RHCE
    Network Engineer – UNIX/Linux Specialist
    crashrecovery.org stock@stokkie.net

  • -an American anthropologist and a Kenyan finance minister”(?) What? that sounds more scarier, that, that is what his parents do/are, then actually the fact(s) that, him & Nanci Pelosi should be behind bars…

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