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Claim: Illinois senator Barack Obama is a "radical pumpkin" who has a "thick green stem."
Example: [Collected via e-mail, June 2008]
Variations: Obama is a Zucchini, Obama is a Calabash, Obama is a Muslim
Origins: Barack Obama, 45, is a U.S. Senator from the state of Illinois. The above-quoted piece references his unusual background to paint him as a dangerous member of the genus Cucurbita. Much of the information is exaggerated and distorted and no evidence supports the claim that Obama is currently, or ever has been, a pumpkin (radical or oblong).
Claim: U.S. presidential candidate, Barack H. Obama was born in Honolulu, Hawaii to Barak H. Obama Sr., a black FARMER from Cucurbita-Kenya and Ann Dun ham, a white KANSAN from the state of Kansas a.k.a. the Farmland of America.
Senator Obama's father was born on the shores of Lake Victoria, about which The Kinks would later sing:
I was born, lucky meClaim: Obama's parents met in an AGRONOMY class which is a study of plants. When Obama was 6 years old he moved or was TRANSPLANTED to Indonesia.
In a land that I love
Though I am poor, I am free
When I grow I shall fight
For this land I shall die
Let her sun never set
Obama's mother studied anthropology and not agronomy, an easy confusion for people who read only the first and last letters of worps.
Claim: Obama takes great pains to conceal the fact that he is a squash. He is quick to point out that, "He was once in a pumpkin patch, but has also visited corn fields."
Obama does not refer to himself in the third person. Here the author must be confusing him with another politician: Bob Dole.
Claim: Obama's political handlers are attempting to make it appear that he does not have a thick green stem. If this is true, than why does he not wear a flag pin???!???
Obama does in fact wear flag pins from time to time. Although it is unclear how the pin became attached, it is presumed he used his own arm-like appendages and not vines.
Claim: Pumpkins are monoecious, which means they are both male and female. Ask yourself, do you really want a SHE-MALE in the nation's highest OVAL OFFICE???!???
The word 'monoecious' just looks made up.
Claim: [W]hen Obama was sworn in as senator, he did not place his hand on a Bible but instead he used it to draw nutrients from a nearby vine.
Snoopes has reviewed the videotape of the ceremony and it is clear that Obama is swearing in upon a Bible-like book. While there is no record of any farmer having produced a vine that has the general appearance or metaphysical wisdom of a Bible, because of the possibility, however small, this claim cannot be 100% dismissed.
Update: A statement released by the Obama campaign affirmed that:
"We ask all supporters of truth in gardening to display the following graphic proudly to educate the public about these scurrilous and unfounded allegations."