The Obama Identity: A Novel (Or Is It?)

A new satirical novel by Edward Klein and John LeBoutillier, The Obama Identity: A Novel (Or Is It?), skewers some favorite conspiracy theories with humor. Promo clip below, followed by an excerpt:

The protagonist, C.I.A. agent Theodore J. Higginbothem III, is ordered to check out all the conspiracy theories about Barack Obama: Was he born in America? Is he a Muslim? Is he a socialist? In this Vanity Fair excerpt, Higgy finds himself in Hawaii on the trail of Barack Obama’s birthplace:

From the airport in Honolulu, I took a taxi directly to Kapi’olani Medical Center, one of two Hawaiian hospitals that claimed to be the site of Barack Obama’s 1961 birth. I walked into a scene of bedlam on the hospital grounds. A line of several hundred boisterous people was filing into a Barnum & Bailey–sized tent. A huge banner, fluttering from the top of the center pole, displayed the logo of the Fox News Channel and the face of Sean editHannity.

“What’s going on?” I asked a young female television production assistant.

“Sean Hannity flew in earlier today to do a live broadcast about a newly formed organization called Only the Truth,” the young aide explained. “His guest is the head of the group—a female Polish-American Marine Corps sergeant with a huge following here in Hawaii.”

Up on the raised stage, under the blinding TV lights, Sean Hannity sat facing his guest. “Welcome to a special edition of Hannity,” he said. “Today, we’re going to focus on a new conservative movement called Only the Truth. Please give a warm welcome to its leader—Dagmar D. Dagmar!”

The audience erupted in applause, whistles, hoots, hollers, and assorted victory cries.

“Welcome, Dagmar, if I may call you that,” Hannity said.

“You can call me Dagmar or you can call me Dagmar, just as you please,” Dagmar D. Dagmar said, sitting ramrod stiff in her chair and staring Hannity right in the eye.

“Well, let’s get started,” Hannity said. “Tell us in your own words about your organization, Only the Truth.”

“To begin with, we’ve assembled convincing evidence—proof really—that the United States government was behind the 9/11 attack,” Dagmar D. Dagmar said. “It was an inside job all the way. We also have proof that the Apollo Program was all faked. Man never walked on the Moon. It was all faked in a secret underground TV studio at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena. And we also have evidence that John F. Kennedy is still alive…

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  • Nano Thermite

    “To begin with, we’ve assembled convincing evidence—proof really—that the United States government was behind the 9/11 attack,” Dagmar D. Dagmar said. “It was an inside job all the way. We also have proof that the Apollo Program was all faked. Man never walked on the Moon. It was all faked in a secret underground TV studio at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena. And we also have evidence that John F. Kennedy is still alive…

    So again care to explain Building 7′s Immaculate Collapse or the Peer Reviewed Data proving evidence of Nano Thermite Military Grade Exposive Residue found in the dust??

    Of course not. Somethings just aren’t funny.
    AE911Truth.Org

  • Nano Thermite

    “To begin with, we’ve assembled convincing evidence—proof really—that the United States government was behind the 9/11 attack,” Dagmar D. Dagmar said. “It was an inside job all the way. We also have proof that the Apollo Program was all faked. Man never walked on the Moon. It was all faked in a secret underground TV studio at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena. And we also have evidence that John F. Kennedy is still alive…

    So again care to explain Building 7′s Immaculate Collapse or the Peer Reviewed Data proving evidence of Nano Thermite Military Grade Exposive Residue found in the dust??

    Of course not. Somethings just aren’t funny.
    AE911Truth.Org

  • http://www.theamericanbookofthedead.com Henry Baum

    Yeah, recently there was a post here calling out Michael Shermer for grouping all conspiracy theorists together. Birthers aren’t the same as truthers. Pretty insipid and dangerous to consider everything equally dubious – and that questioning the government makes you a nut. But this is what will happen when mainstream writers (and a former congressman) write about conspiracy theories. It’s not really satire – it’s mockery, and mockery of something they probably haven’t taken the time to understand. Stupid mainstream.

  • http://www.theamericanbookofthedead.com Henry Baum

    Yeah, recently there was a post here calling out Michael Shermer for grouping all conspiracy theorists together. Birthers aren’t the same as truthers. Pretty insipid and dangerous to consider everything equally dubious – and that questioning the government makes you a nut. But this is what will happen when mainstream writers (and a former congressman) write about conspiracy theories. It’s not really satire – it’s mockery, and mockery of something they probably haven’t taken the time to understand. Stupid mainstream.

  • What the???

    Funny… Official laser printed birth certificate HUMMM, oops yeah it was faked. Grand ma ma says “I was present at is birth here in Kenya” Oh yeah on the funny video Uhhh….In 1995, the Cord Blood Registry opened. – Like his chord blood was banked – In Kenya any how… another laser printed document farce. This dude, AKA your Prez, spent over 2 MILLION DOLLARS Defending his right NOT to produce a birth certificate – WTF??? His wife has a 6 MILLION Dollar budget – NEVER before in history has a non elected official spent so much doing so little – All Facts people take a dollar bill out of your pocket do you realize this Prez has made that dollar worth .75 cents YEP he printed up 25% More money. Wake UP!!! Oh yeah to the 911 nutter – Dude the Saudis did it all, they are where the money trail ends. They funded it, they did it – All the 911 hijackers…. all Saudis people….

    Her royal Mrs. PreZ Staff Facts From OMB :
    1. $172,200, Sher, Susan (Chief of Staff)
    2. $140,000, Fry, Jocelyn C. (Deputy Assistant to the President & Director of Communications for the First Lady)
    3. $113,000, Rogers, Desiree G. (Special Assistant to the President and White House Social Secretary)
    4. $102,000, Johnston, Camile Y, (Special Assistant to the President and Director of Communications)
    5. $100,000, Winter, Melissa E, (Special Assistant to the President and Deputy Chief of Staff to the First Lady)
    6. $90,000, Medina, David S, (Deputy Chief of Staff to the First Lady)
    7. $84,000, Lelyveld, Catherine M, (Director and Press Secretary to the First Lady)
    8. $75,000, Starkey, Frances M, (Director of Scheduling and Advance for the First Lady)
    9. $70,000, Sanders, Trooper, (Deputy of Policy and Projects for the First Lady)
    10. $65,000, Burnough,Erinn J, (Deputy Directorand Deputy Social Secretary)
    11. $64,000, Reinstein, Joseph B, (Deputy Director and Deputy Social Secretary)
    12. $62,000, Goodman, Jennifer R, (Deputy Director of Scheduling and Events Coordinator For the First Lady)
    13. $60,000, Fitts, Alan O, (Deputy Director of Advance and Trip Director for the First Lady)
    14. $57,000, Lewis, Dana M, (Special Assistant and Personal Aide to the First Lady)
    15. $52,000, Mustaphi, Semonti M, (Associate Director and Deputy Press Secretary to the First Lady)
    16, $50,000, Jarvis, Kristen E, (Special Assistand for Scheduling and Traveling Aide to the First Lady)
    17. $45,000, Lechtenberg, Tyler A, (Associate Director of Correspondence for the First Lady)
    18. $43,000, Tubman, Samantha, (Deputy Associate Director, Social Office)
    19. $40,000, Boswell, Joseph J, (Executive Assistant to the Chief of Staff to the First Lady)
    20. $36,000, Armbruster, Sally M, (Staff Assistant to th eSocial Secretary)
    21. $35,000, Bookey, Natalie, (Staff Assistant)
    22. $Jackson, Deilia A, (Deputy Associate Director of Correspondence for the First Lady)

  • What the???

    Funny… Official laser printed birth certificate HUMMM, oops yeah it was faked. Grand ma ma says “I was present at is birth here in Kenya” Oh yeah on the funny video Uhhh….In 1995, the Cord Blood Registry opened. – Like his chord blood was banked – In Kenya any how… another laser printed document farce. This dude, AKA your Prez, spent over 2 MILLION DOLLARS Defending his right NOT to produce a birth certificate – WTF??? His wife has a 6 MILLION Dollar budget – NEVER before in history has a non elected official spent so much doing so little – All Facts people take a dollar bill out of your pocket do you realize this Prez has made that dollar worth .75 cents YEP he printed up 25% More money. Wake UP!!! Oh yeah to the 911 nutter – Dude the Saudis did it all, they are where the money trail ends. They funded it, they did it – All the 911 hijackers…. all Saudis people….

    Her royal Mrs. PreZ Staff Facts From OMB :
    1. $172,200, Sher, Susan (Chief of Staff)
    2. $140,000, Fry, Jocelyn C. (Deputy Assistant to the President & Director of Communications for the First Lady)
    3. $113,000, Rogers, Desiree G. (Special Assistant to the President and White House Social Secretary)
    4. $102,000, Johnston, Camile Y, (Special Assistant to the President and Director of Communications)
    5. $100,000, Winter, Melissa E, (Special Assistant to the President and Deputy Chief of Staff to the First Lady)
    6. $90,000, Medina, David S, (Deputy Chief of Staff to the First Lady)
    7. $84,000, Lelyveld, Catherine M, (Director and Press Secretary to the First Lady)
    8. $75,000, Starkey, Frances M, (Director of Scheduling and Advance for the First Lady)
    9. $70,000, Sanders, Trooper, (Deputy of Policy and Projects for the First Lady)
    10. $65,000, Burnough,Erinn J, (Deputy Directorand Deputy Social Secretary)
    11. $64,000, Reinstein, Joseph B, (Deputy Director and Deputy Social Secretary)
    12. $62,000, Goodman, Jennifer R, (Deputy Director of Scheduling and Events Coordinator For the First Lady)
    13. $60,000, Fitts, Alan O, (Deputy Director of Advance and Trip Director for the First Lady)
    14. $57,000, Lewis, Dana M, (Special Assistant and Personal Aide to the First Lady)
    15. $52,000, Mustaphi, Semonti M, (Associate Director and Deputy Press Secretary to the First Lady)
    16, $50,000, Jarvis, Kristen E, (Special Assistand for Scheduling and Traveling Aide to the First Lady)
    17. $45,000, Lechtenberg, Tyler A, (Associate Director of Correspondence for the First Lady)
    18. $43,000, Tubman, Samantha, (Deputy Associate Director, Social Office)
    19. $40,000, Boswell, Joseph J, (Executive Assistant to the Chief of Staff to the First Lady)
    20. $36,000, Armbruster, Sally M, (Staff Assistant to th eSocial Secretary)
    21. $35,000, Bookey, Natalie, (Staff Assistant)
    22. $Jackson, Deilia A, (Deputy Associate Director of Correspondence for the First Lady)