Thursday, May 31, 2012
We might have spoken too soon.
On Monday, we wrote that “birther” conspiracies about President Obama had mostly been laid to rest when the White House released his long-form Hawaiian birth certificate last April, but that some detractors are focusing on his college transcripts, hoping to prove Obama is not as smart as he seems.
But it turns out there’s a subset of Americans (and we have heard from many of them) who fervently wish to read President Obama’s college transcripts for a different reason. It’s not because they give a rip about his grades, or his intelligence, but because when he applied to Occidental College, located in the Los Angeles suburb of Eagle Rock, they allege that he claimed to be a foreign student and may have received some sort of special benefit as a result.
According to the urban myth-debunking website, Snopes.com, it appears this rumor got started in 2009, when a fake story – it went out disguised as an Associated Press item – made the rounds.
Posted by giveusliberty1776 at 8:47 AM