Remember this ridiculous Obama smear?

A few months ago I noticed claims being circulated by a fellow named Larry Sinclair making allegations that Obama had sex and used drugs with him in 1999.  Whitehouse.com offered $100,000 if Sinclair could pass a polygraph test; Sinclair took the test, and failed.

Seems fringe enough, right?

Well, the National Press Club appears eager to give him a bigger platform.

A video has been circulating the internet showing a man, Larry Sinclair, speaking to camera making slanderous claims about Senator Barack Obama. These claims are demonstratably false, and don't bear repeating here, or in any venue. Which is why it is shocking that the National Press Club is offering a him a spot on the national stage on June 18.

Please take a moment to ask the National Press Club to check the facts before giving Larry Sinclair a bully pulpit. Also, if you have a moment please consider calling the National Press Club at 202-662-7500, and politely but firmly petition them verbally.

You can also sign a petition at FDL urging the National Press Club to reconsider its baffling decision to give this thoroughly discredited guy a platform.

Update: Here is Larry Sinclair's mugshot for his arrest for theft and forgery -- one of several he's racked up in his life.

Originally posted to Daily Kos on Thu Jun 12, 2008 at 02:45 PM PDT.

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