FORBES GOES BIRTHER, TEMPORARILY
The sidebar of the Prosper Now blog at Forbes.com lists a post by John Mariotti with the following title:
Is There An Imposter In The White House? An Excerpt from "Hope Is Not A Strategy"
The post went up yesterday, but Forbes has since taken it down -- if you go to the link, it's dead. But Free Republic has preserved part of the text:
There is something very wrong when the sitting president refuses to divulge huge pieces of information about his background. What is he hiding? Maybe the "birthers" were a little extreme, but is there something wrong with this "manufactured candidate," whose history remains sealed from public view? What is he hiding?
Could the "Hawaii birth certificate" be a forgery? Is there something much worse -- like "sponsorship" by an unnamed special interest? I don't know. I do know that the man in the White House now is an imposter. The only question is which kind of an imposter: an incompetent "pretender" or a genuine phony, a "Manchurian candidate," who is a liberal, ½ black and ½ white, and an obvious Muslim sympathizer (despite claims of being a Christian -- in clear conflict with his non-Christian behavior)....
This text also appears here. A longer version appears here. Excerpts appear all over the right-o-sphere, with links back to Forbes.
The Prosperity Now blog is published at Forbes.com in association with the Prosper Foundation, which describes itself as "a Not-for-Profit organization that supports entrepreneurship & innovation" that "currently provides information grants to 15 academic institutions," including Northwestern, Notre Dame, and Texas Tech. Mariotti is "the President/CEO & Founder of The Enterprise Group (www.mariotti.net), a coalition of time-shared executive advisors™ , which he founded in 1994" -- whatever the hell that means.
Nice folks you've got blogging for you, Forbes. Oh, and tell me again how people who tell pollsters that they doubt Obama's citizenship are just venting anger in a way that shouldn't be taken literally.