Pat Boone, who became famous in the 1950s for singing white-washed versions of black artists’ songs, appeared on The Alan Colmes Show Monday. During the interview, Boone, who now fancies himself a political commentator, discussed President Obama’s birth certificate and how he predicts that by September, there will be proof that the President’s birth certificate is a fake. The 80-year old conservative Christian said he knows for a fact that President Obama was born in Kenya and that the birth certificate that the White House has presented is a fraud. Boone believes that by presenting this fraudulent birth certificate, the President and his staff have committed “high crimes” and that a Congressional committee needs to look into it.
Boone jumped right on board the crazy train when he said the following to Colmes Monday. (Colmes helpfully posted the transcript to his blog Tuesday.)
BOONE: What I’m going to predict here is by September of this year, the major smoking gun, which is a high crime, not just a misdemeanor, but a high crime, that supposed copy of the birth certificate that is displayed on the White House website as we talk, by many experts has already proven not to be not a copy of anything, of something that perhaps doesn’t exist, which is an actual birth certificate, but it is a Photoshopped fraud created to look like what they wanted it to look like. And I say “they” because I don’t think it was the President himself but those around him. But experts who understand the techniques of these things, including a guy in my own office who knows how things are Photoshopped, and knows the telltale signs of things that have been pasted on to other documents or other things. It is obviously to anyone who knows that process is a fraud. It is not a copy of anything and that is a high crime.”
COLMES: Tell me how you know this.
BOONE: Well I’m talking to some people that they are trained detectives and investigators and I’ve been trying to get people in Congress to pay attention to these things and create. We should have to be us citizens saying, “Wait a minute, this thing doesn’t look real.”
There you go. High crimes were committed, and Boone knows this for a fact because someone he knows totally thinks the birth certificate looks photoshopped. Boone also went the Donald Trump route by claiming that he has investigators and detectives and people in his office and experts working the case.
When Colmes pointed out that Hawaii has already stated that the President’s birth certificate is legitimate, Boone went into super-secret spy mode, telling Colmes that he couldn’t give any further information other than to state that the birth certificate will be exposed as fraudulent by September.
COLMES: The State of Hawaii said this is a legitimate birth certificate
BOONE: There are trained investigators who are finding out, and I can’t divulge any more than I will make a prediction that by September of this year, it will be proven that that is not the case. And look, if there was a hospital in Hawaii, in which the President had been born, and they had a birth certificate to prove it, do you think there would be a plaque, something to indicate they’re proud.
Boone also told Colmes that he was in Kenya right after the President was elected in 2008 and the people there told him that Obama was born in Kenya.
COLMES: You believe he was not born in the United States?
BOONE: All I can tell you is I was in Mombasa just after he was elected and everybody there said, “You know you’re President was born here.” I brought home a T-shirt that said “Birthplace of the President of the United States.” Either the whole nation was fooled or there was something else going on.
Colmes pressed Boone on whether or not he believes the President should be impeached for this. Boone said the following:
BOONE: Look, I’m not a constitutional law expert so all I’m saying is I’m not going to try to draw, you know, either a judgment or a verdict. But I’m saying there are facts, smoking guns on the table that a Congressional committee ought to at least if nothing else settle all the doubt and the allegations that have been made and show substantive proof. But if this thing is a fraud if is a Photoshopped fraud, then there has to be some kind of reason for that.
Does Boone think he is a birther, though? No. He thinks of himself as something far more reasonable.
BOONE: I’m not a birther
COLMES: But it sounds like it Pat, you know that based on what you’re saying?
BOONE: I’m a questioner
Sorry, Pat. No matter how you try to frame it, you are a birther. You believe in right-wing fairy tales because you have a very, very hard time dealing with the fact that a black man with an ‘exotic’ name is the President of the United States of America. Boone, who ‘earned’ his fame and fortune from stealing black artists’ music and making it ‘socially acceptable’ for good, clean-cut white kids in the ’50s, is once again trying to take credit away from a black man. This isn’t the first time he’s gone down the birther route and it certainly won’t be his last.