#rsrh So… what would be the HYPOTHETICAL worth of a copy of Obama’s college transcripts?

Note the use of the word ‘hypothetical,’ there: I am not suggesting that anyone do anything illegal (‘immoral’ is one of those words that is a bit more flexible in context).  I am merely trying to figure out what the market value would be for the full student file from Barack Obama’s days at Occidental College, Columbia University, and Harvard University.  And I don’t mean mere academic transcripts: Roger Simon is correct in that the entrance applications would be the important thing.  Anyway, I imagine that a verifiable copy of that data might go for a hefty sum on the open market: I can’t imagine any of those three student files going for less than a hundred grand apiece.  Acquiring the whole thing at once would probably require starting the bidding at a half-million.

Hypothetically.  Besides, here we are assuming that there are individuals or groups out there with deep enough pockets that would be willing to pay that kind of money…

Moe Lane

PS: Alas, this hypothetical discussion must by its very nature exclude the Romney campaign, which needs to stay very busy discussing the economy.  In fact, they should probably REPUDIATE this entire hypothesis.

PPS: What?  No, I am quite convinced that Barack Obama is a natural-born citizen who was born in Hawaii.  But it would be instructive – again, as Roger Simon noted – whether a young, more-foolish Obama may have… tweaked his personal history a bit, yes?


  • Ric Locke says:

    Kickstarter, anyone?

  • george horn says:

    Hypothetically it would prove that he stole the taxpayers money by posing as a kenyan…

  • Murgatroyd says:

    Remember who his father was, and where his father went to school. I would not be at all surprised to find out that Barack Hussein Obama II had applied to Harvard as a “legacy” …

    Given that Obama held both U.S. and Kenyan citizenship from early childhood, I also wouldn’t be surprised to find that he had applied to Occidental College (1979), Columbia University (1981), and perhaps even Harvard Law (1988) as a foreign student. His Kenyan citizenship automatically expired on August 4, 1984, but he might not have been aware of that when he applied to Harvard.

    In fact, they should probably REPUDIATE this entire hypothesis.

    I’ve heard that during Prohibition a laboratory supply company sold a small chemical distilling apparatus with a prominent warning label:

    You will be in violation of the Volstead Act if you use this device in the following manner …

    … and then included detailed instructions for using the apparatus to distill ethanol …

  • Tom says:

    Assuming, of course, such hypothetical actions were able to secure the actual files, which

    – until actually obtained-

    would have to be assumed only be hypothetically existing, because, if such a hypothetical heist were possible, hypothetically there are others who would possibly destroy such records to prevent the hypothetical release of such data.

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