Taegan Goddard, the laughably left-wing "reporter" and unofficial DNC spokesman, is a client of the same agency. He contacted the firm's owner, who instantly recalled the exact situation 21 years ago that resulted in this unfortunate typographic error. And I'm sure that has absolutely nothing to do with the fact that President Obama remains a client.
Breitbart News reports on a promotional booklet produced in 1991 by Barack Obama's then-literary agency which describes the author as "born in Kenya and raised in Indonesia and Hawaii."
Miriam Goderich issued the following statement to Political Wire:
"You're undoubtedly aware of the brouhaha stirred up by Breitbart about the erroneous statement in a client list Acton & Dystel published in 1991 (for circulation within the publishing industry only) that Barack Obama was born in Kenya. This was nothing more than a fact checking error by me -- an agency assistant at the time. There was never any information given to us by Obama in any of his correspondence or other communications suggesting in any way that he was born in Kenya and not Hawaii. I hope you can communicate to your readers that this was a simple mistake and nothing more."
Full disclosure: I am a client of the same literary agency.
As an aside, Goddard's PoliticalWire website is included in the BadBlue.com news service solely for purposes of comic relief.
Best I can tell, PoliticalWire's mission statement is to spin bad news for Obama in the most mendacious ways imaginable. As for good news -- oh, wait. Obama's the president. We appear to be sorely lacking in good news. Unless you count the Bin Laden hit.
And capping Bin Laden required, oh, years of Enhanced Interrogation Techniques (EITs), terrorist wiretaps, and rendition -- all tactics opposed by President Brave Sir Robin. Which makes Obama's attempt to claim credit for the operation roughly equivalent to President Nixon, uhm, "spiking the football" after the Apollo 11 moon landing.
Hat tip: Scott.