Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Never mess with Michael Munger: the kill-shot for birthers

Recognize this scenario?

"...the Certificate of Hawaiian Birth was issued based on ***'s typewritten testimony, rather than on any documentation from witnesses... After receiving a few years of local school, at age thirteen, *** went to live in Honolulu...*** enrolled in Oahu College (now Punahou School) for further studies for one semester, from which he graduated. He was soon sent home to *****, but he returned to Hawaii at least twice, in **** and ****...In ****, his alleged birth in Hawaii was certified. He applied for naturalization and became a citizen of the United States and was issued an American passport...*** attached particular importance to the ideas of Alexander Hamilton and Abraham Lincoln...He incorporated these ideas, later in life, in two highly influential books...His ideology remained flexible, however, reflecting his audience as much as his personal convictions...It is an open matter of debate whether this eclecticism reflected a sincere effort to incorporate ideas from the multiple competing schools of thought or was simply opportunistic posturing."

President Obama, right?

Uh, not so much.

It's the Wikipedia entry for Sun Yat-Sen.

If you visit Kids Prefer Cheese, Michael will give you a cookie for the right answer.

1 comment:

G Rex said...

"Michael will give you a cookie for the right answer."

And I'd bet he'd give you milk with that cookie if you gave the correct name, Sun Zhongshan. I could never understand how the Brits got "Yat-sen" from that.