Corsi and Cashill crank up the innuendo machine
When my sons were growing up, I wanted them to be aware of the dangers of financial scams online. I taught them the common-sense rule: if it’s too good to be true, it probably isn’t true.
The well-known political smear writers Jerome Corsi in his WND “exclusive” article: “Postman: Ayers family put ‘foreigner’ Obama through school” and Jack Cashill in his article: “What the Mailman Knows about Ayers and Obama,” at The American Thinker tell the story of a retired mail carrier, Allen Hulton, who somehow remembers from over 20 years ago that he delivered mail to Bill Ayers’ parents, and that they told him that they were sponsoring some foreign kid from somewhere and he thinks it was Kenya, but probably Indonesia, a kid whose name he can’t remember except it was a funny name and who said that he was going to be President. Corsi has a video of the mail carrier in his article.
I think the birthers should really be looking at the “too good to be true” angle because this story sure sounds too good to be true (for the birthers) to me.
Corsi: Do you recall the conversation in the early 1990’s with Mary [Ayers]?
Hulton: Yeah. One day she came up to the door when [unintelligible] when I came up to the house with mail. She started talking to me enthusiastically about this young black student that they were helping out and she referred to him as a “foreign student.”
What’s wrong with this picture? Barack Obama had graduated from Harvard in 1991. When he arrived in Chicago where Ayers lived, it was to teach at the University of Chicago Law School; he was not a student, foreign or otherwise.
Whether the elderly mail character is trying to save his country with a lie, or more likely just telling a true story embellished to be interesting, the details don’t hang together and there is no corroboration.
Perhaps seeing that there’s really nothing to the story, Cashill and Corsi dump everything but the kitchen sink in other unrelated smears to bulk up the word count.
Don’t take my word for it. The hyperlinks are provided for you to read it yourself. However, I wouldn’t recommend doing it on a full stomach.