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…
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?