Move Up the Snob Ladder: Be Born Outside the United States

That’s what Barack Obama and his literary agents thought:

Breitbart News has obtained a promotional booklet produced in 1991 by Barack Obama’s then-literary agency, Acton & Dystel, which touts Obama as “born in Kenya and raised in Indonesia and Hawaii.”

The booklet, which was distributed to “business colleagues” in the publishing industry, includes a brief biography of Obama among the biographies of eighty-nine other authors represented by Acton & Dystel.

It also promotes Obama’s anticipated first book, Journeys in Black and White–which Obama abandoned, later publishing Dreams from My Father instead.

As the long disclaimer in the article notes, Andrew Britbart wasn’t a Birther, nor is is organisation.  I’ve discussed the issue before.

There’s always been a certain chic in the upper reaches of this society from being born outside this country, which puts stuff like this in a whole new light.  Personally I think Honolulu is exotic enough; being raised in a climate like that is a mind-altering experience in a country whose culture has been built around a four-season year.  And, of course, being raised in a place like Palm Beach has advantages of its own…

Breitbart’s organisation feels that Obama has not been properly vetted.  The larger problem, however, is that people who are born and raised in this country are largely unable to properly evaluate him.  This was an advantage to him in 2008 and remains one today.

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