Just when you thought you'd heard the last Obama conspiracy theoryon January 30, 2013 @ 5:57 am (Updated: 8:17 am - 1/30/13 )
Which would undermine the gun-grabber image that his critics have been trying to paint. And that might be why Rep. Marsa Blackburn of Tennessee, apparently an accomplished skeet shooter, was skeptical.
"If he is a skeet shooter, why have we not heard of this, why have we not seen photos why has he not referenced it?" asked Blackburn.
The White House briefing the next day only deepened the mystery, when a reporter asked if there was a photograph of him skeet shooting.
"There may be, but I haven't seen it," responded White House Press Secretary Jay Carney.
The New Republic yesterday tweeted a picture of Obama holding a shotgun, but had to immediately apologize after Internet sleuths discovered it had been Photoshopped. He'd actually been holding a golf club.
I have to say something doesn't add up. If this were Vladimir Putin, by now we'd have a studio portrait showing him standing atop a 20-foot pile of pulverized clay, bare chested, with a shotgun in his teeth and a wild tiger draped around his neck.
First he was from Kenya; there were doubts about his birth Then he was a Muslim, for what that might be worth. And the White House will not say with reasonable precision whether he has now or ever pulverized clay pigeons?
We're in a world of truthers, and of birthers, and of tweeters and now to those we'll have to add another group - the Skeeters.
The entire mainstream media remains completely stumped but I'm guessing this is dead - until we hear from Donald Trump.
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