Friday, December 31, 2010

Luke, I Am Your Father

This is odd. Neither Barack Obama Senior nor Frank Marshall Davis served in the second world war:

The working theory is that Frank Marshall Davis is Obama's father, and as such he is listed on the "real" Hawaiian birth certificate. Not Barack Senior.


Barack Senior:

The whole little conspiracy theory is laid out at The Astute Bloggers. I ran into it over at bartcop in his recent issue #2630. He just gives it a link.

Apparently Obama's grandfather used to take him to visit Davis often when our president was but little. Davis and Stanley Dunham (Obama's grandfather) were close friends. The claim that his "father served in World War II" seems not to be the case; it isn't mentioned in the brief online biographies I have read, such as this one at

I don't really care one way or another. It's just gossip. No matter who his father is, Obama is still cute. What could be more important than that?


WinnyNinny PooPoo said...

A very smart cutie too!!!

Been There said...

Too bad he didn't have courage or didn't lean some other way.

Kaleokualoha said...

Obama misspoke. His grandfather was in WWII. Davis was too old for WWII.

shrimplate said...

Kaleokualoha- I was thinking that too. My "cute" conclusion was an attempt to make it all into a reductio ad absurdam.