Despite the blackout of birther coverage at the major conservative media outlets, notably the Fox News TV, liberals are all to happy to talk about it and give voice to prominent birthers, evidenced by the recent interview of Pat Boone by Alan Colmes on Fox News Radio yesterday (June 23).
In a rambling comment, Boone predicted that something would happen by September, that a “smoking gun” would do something, but the actual verb eluded me. What follows is my transcript of part of the of the broadcast that differs in minor ways from what appeared on the Fox web site, and is extended in length:
BOONE: What I’m going to predict here is by September of this year, the major smoking gun, which is a high crime, not just a misdemeanor, but a high crime, that supposed copy of the birth certificate that is displayed on the White House website as we talk, by many experts has already been proven to be not a copy of anything, of something perhaps that doesn’t exist, which is an actual birth certificate, but it is a Photoshopped fraud created to look like what they wanted it to look like. And I say “they” because I don’t think it was the President himself, but those around him, but experts who understand the techniques of these things, including a guy in my own office, who knows how things are Photoshopped, and knows the telltale signs of things that have been pasted onto other documents or other things, that it is obviously, to anybody that knows that process, a fraud. It is not a copy of anything, and that is a high crime.
COLMES: Are you saying this will be revealed?
BOONE: The evidence. I say by September.
COLMES: And what… And tell me how you know this.
BOONE: Well, I’m talking to some people that, you know, they are trained. I’ll say this that they are trained detectives and investigators. And I have been trying to get people in Congress to pay attention to these things and create .. That we shouldn’t have to be, us citizens, say “wait a minute, this thing doesn’t look real.”
Colmes then pushed back saying that the State of Hawaii verified Obama’s birth.
BOONE: There are trained investigators who are finding out, and I can’t divulge anything more, than I will make a prediction that by September of this year it will be proven that that is not the case. …
BOONE: It’s all going to come out, I think. It’s taken a while. It’s taken an awful long while. But, and I’m not a conspiracy theorist, but boy when you keep…
COLMES: But don’t you think you might sound like one?
In the full version of the interview, Boone brings out many of the usual birther shibboleths: sealed records, anybody can put announcements in the newspaper, wrong hospital name on birth certificate, etc.
Boone, however, is in deep denial when he says:
I’m not a birther.
While Boone isn’t very specific, it seems pretty obvious that he’s been talking to someone at the Cold Case Posse. What other “trained detectives and investigators” could it be? Boone has a longstanding connection with the Surprise Arizona Tea Party Patriots, and at one time was scheduled to appear at an event they sponsored, at which Mike Zullo was scheduled to speak. He appeared via Skype at a Surprise Tea Party Patriots event honoring Joe Arpaio (starting around 8:51 in the video). And if the CCP is feeding Boone inside scoop on the Posse timetable, one has to wonder why they are doing that, and one answer that comes to mind is that Boone is giving them money.