Swiftboater Detained in Kenya

Early news this morning reports that Jerome Corsi, of Swiftboat fame and lately the author of the smear book "Obama Nation" has been detained in Kenya.
According the the Times Online, Jerome Corsi has been detained to answer questions about why he is in Kenya.

Dr Corsi said he had a $1,000 cheque for George Obama, seen as part of a stunt to suggest that the Senator was not taking care of his Kenyan-based relative.

A source at Nyayo House, where Dr Corsi was being held, said the author had been detained for references made to Raila Odinga, the Kenyan prime minister, and allegations that his Muslim supporters had engaged in a wave of violence that rocked the country after December's disputed elections.

The allegations are not taken seriously in Kenya, where Mr Odinga is widely seen to have been cheated out of a legitimate victory.

However, in his promotional literature, Dr Corsi promised to reveal sinister links between Kenyan politicians and Mr Obama.

"Dr Corsi will also expose details of deep secret ties between US Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama and a section of Kenya government leaders, their connection to certain sectoral groups in Kenya and subsequent plot to be executed in Kenya should Sen Obama win the American presidency," it said.

Mr Obama, whose father was a well-known Kenyan economist, is hugely popular across Africa.

Maybe they can hold on to him until after the election?

Tags: Barack Obama, Jerome Corsi, Swiftboaters (all tags)

Comments

29 Comments

Talk about a good morning. n/t

by Bob Sackamento 2008-10-07 04:00AM | 0 recs
How do they know he's not a witch?

They have had traffic problems, ya know.

by Dumbo 2008-10-07 04:10AM | 0 recs
Tool

Bwaaaa ha ha.  Though I'm sure Corsi will use this as a basis of some kind of smear.

Still, pretty damn delicious.

by mydailydrunk 2008-10-07 04:31AM | 0 recs
Re: Tool

Smear? You mean, you think it's coincidence that he's being held in Kenya, the country of Obama's father? Clearly, this is an international conspiracy to prevent Corsi from revealing the dangerous truth about Obama. Remember, Kenya has just as much to gain in terms of national status and pride if the son of one of their own becomes the president!

And just think about what frightening facts Corsi would have unearthed about Obama while in Kenya had he not been detained--clearly, he was getting too close, and they needed to silence him immediately.

(How'd I do?)

by Johnny Gentle Famous Crooner 2008-10-07 06:53AM | 0 recs
Re: Tool

You forgot to mention there are REALLY a lot of black people in Kenya...People JUST LIKE OBAMA!

These folks are a little dense, you really have to paint the picture for them.

by WashStateBlue 2008-10-07 07:13AM | 0 recs
Holy crap! Lot's of Black People?

Has anyone let Countrywide know about this?

Maybe we can blame Kenya for the mortgage crisis.

by mydailydrunk 2008-10-07 07:20AM | 0 recs
Re: Tool

I sense a great conspiracy novel! It would mix fear of black power, global jihad, a Muslim sleeper-terrorist Manchurian Candidate...maybe we throw in some ancient scrolls or something just to give it a little historical heft.

And of course, there'd be a crusading white hero, ideally with a Ph.D and a nose for tough, investigatory journalism that makes him a pariah within his pinko liberal-controlled country. But with his dogged determination, he gets to the bottom of the conspiracy just in time to prevent our country's destruction from within!

Think of it as a post-9/11 DaVinci Code! This could be great!

by Johnny Gentle Famous Crooner 2008-10-07 07:23AM | 0 recs
Re: Tool

uh, LordMike...are you a fan of Jerome Corsi's?

by Johnny Gentle Famous Crooner 2008-10-07 08:32AM | 0 recs
Re: Tool

I'm sure Texas (Socal) Darlin' is all over it.  What an utter lunatic she turned out to be.

by fogiv 2008-10-07 09:43AM | 0 recs
Re: Tool

No joke, that's the first thing I thought of!  TexasDarlin probably just peed her pants in all of the excitement.  She's called Larry Sinclair a political prisoner, for Christ's sake... this is a goldmine for her and her batshit-insane readers.

by thatpurplestuff 2008-10-07 10:01AM | 0 recs
Re: Tool

I put on some Level 4 Tivek and took a look.  Sure enough.

by fogiv 2008-10-07 10:06AM | 0 recs
Re: Tool

My favorite was when she had anonymous "experts" trying to prove that Obama forged his birth certificate.  The asshats were pointing to standard jpeg compression artifacts as proof that it had been tampered with, and every Obama-hating site ran with it full speed... until her experts disappeared and she removed all of the posts by them.

As crazy as she is, it's really interesting to read the comments on that blog.  It's like going to the zoo and looking at some weird species of animal that you've never seen before that talks into a mirror all day and eats its own poop.

by thatpurplestuff 2008-10-07 10:40AM | 0 recs
Re: Tool
Details, man, details!!
Not all of us have the stomach to handle that site!
by skohayes 2008-10-07 11:55AM | 0 recs
Re: Swiftboater Detained in Kenya

maybe the could hold him until after the election - the 2048 election.

by bushsucks 2008-10-07 04:52AM | 0 recs
Re: Swiftboater Detained in Kenya

Best suggestion yet!

by skohayes 2008-10-07 05:06AM | 0 recs
Re: Swiftboater Detained in Kenya

The thought of Jerry Corsi sitting in a hot, dark, urine-soaked dungeon in East Africa fills me with a belief that justice will someday be served in huge, steaming glops.

by Spiffarino 2008-10-07 05:11AM | 0 recs
Obama has another half-brother in China

What an international family!

by architek 2008-10-07 05:15AM | 0 recs
Re: Obama has another half-brother in China

Why, Proof Positive that he's a COMMIE then!

by WashStateBlue 2008-10-07 07:14AM | 0 recs
They can keep him

In a sense, he's plotting to undermine the American system of government.  Is that treason?

If they can hold him until January 20, I just can't see the State Department going out of their way to expedite his return to the United States.

by Dracomicron 2008-10-07 05:38AM | 0 recs
Well, no.

There's a reason the constitution uses the word "only" in defining treason.

"Aid and comfort to its enemies" is also kind of vague.  In the widest interpretation, one could designate an undesirable individual or group as an "enemy" of the US, then claim someone's behavior is providing "aid and comfort" to said enemy.

Try googling "John Kerry" "Paris accords" and "treason" and see how many frivolous hits you get.  I believe we should use treason accusations sparingly.

by corph 2008-10-07 06:44AM | 0 recs
Mostly joking

I'm aware of the frivolous hits... part of the joke, actually.

Still, the guy's an ass; it's really too bad that they just deported him back to us.

by Dracomicron 2008-10-07 08:25AM | 0 recs
Ah, OK.

I kind of doubt any Republicans would see the irony in being called traitors with the same "reasoning" they use against us.

I used to post on redstate a while back, where this kind of thing was taken seriously.  It's skewed my judgment.

by corph 2008-10-07 11:59AM | 0 recs
Update

Corsi has now been deported from Kenya according to MSNBC.

Now the down side Corsi will hit the tarmac in the US climb off the plane and immediately announce to the press that it was Obama that had him deported.

by jsfox 2008-10-07 06:41AM | 0 recs
I hope Obama's half-brother

can get in front of a mike and claim Corsi was trying to bribe him for dirt on Obama.  If Corsi did manage to meet him, of course.

I suppose that while Corsi richly deserves any harsh treatment he would recieve in a Kenyan jail, it's probably best he not achieve some kind of wingnut martyrdom for trying to expose the "truth".

by corph 2008-10-07 06:46AM | 0 recs
Re: Update

I hope he was flogged with 40 lashes from a caine, before he was released.

by rapcetera 2008-10-07 07:54AM | 0 recs
I dunno if Michael appreciates

being used that-a-way....

by aggieric 2008-10-07 01:57PM | 0 recs
Darn!

This little episode could have been a nice diversion from watching my 401K evaporate.

No doubt the Bush state department greased a few palms to get Corsi back on the campaign trail. Guess Corsi learned the hard way that Kenya doesn't play by GOP rules.

by Betsy McCall 2008-10-07 09:24AM | 0 recs
Re: Swiftboater Detained in Kenya

Can we set up a fund raising page to get the shit kicked out of him a few times while he's there?

by lockewasright 2008-10-07 08:29AM | 0 recs
Lucky Kenyans

how come THEY get to deport him.  Why can't weeeee?  Its.  Just.  Not.  FAIR!

(in the voice of a whiney 8-year-old)

by mydailydrunk 2008-10-07 01:33PM | 0 recs

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