From the outset, I should say I am not on the "R" or "D" teams and I approached buying and reading this book from a biased yet informed perspective of the Obama phenomenon. Yes, I believe BHO is a fraud. And fraudulent, corrupt politicians make for the best power-elite-controlled Presidents because someone always has something on them. They consequently exist in office compromised and dangerous to the general public.
Ok, with that said, I'll continue. I had no idea what to expect when this book arrived. I had been predisposed to expect, due to the "scurrilous" nature of the material, that it would be in Mongo-style (from Blazing Saddles, "sign please") handwritten chicken-scratch. But, to the contrary, it's intelligently written.
In the Foreword, radio host Jeff Rense leaves it up to the reader to come to their own conclusion concerning Mr. Sinclair's story. Although Rense does take the account very seriously and guarantees that "you'll never forget it."
This "Tell-All" first-person account is one that no publisher that Sinclair approached, would touch. He started his own Sinclair Publishing, Inc in order to get it out. Does that mean it's "too hot" or just "too unsupported"? Who knows.
It was interesting how LS's tone, as the one making the accusations, seems to be more that of "the accused." You feel as if LS is on trial here, not Obama/Soetoro (Note: When I see a name change document back to "Barack Hussein Obama II" from Barry Soetoro, I'll feel more at ease about the name Obama). Sinclair's account begins with him coming clean about his sordid crimes committed from 1980-1986. He eventually finds himself in Gurnee, Illinois where he meets a man he claims to be O/S. After LS "spills the beans" about the 2 days in November '99 in question, the remainder of the book has LS in the defensive position due to the comparatively much more well-funded, and completely outnumbering counter-attack.
LS's account is very detailed, supplying legal documents (mostly pertaining to the smear campaign against him), documents pertaining to his questioned whereabouts, all the while naming names and pulling no punches. The "Murder?" part in the title refers to the story/claim of O/S having a long-time affair with a man named Donald Young. Young was an ex-choir director for Jeremiah Wright's Trinity United Christian Church, which O/S attended for around 20 years. Young was ultimately murdered on 12/23/07 in his home by an unknown assailant. LS accuses that O/S and Wright were somehow involved.
I feel the need to impart three of the more noteworthy passages of the book (there are many). The first is Chicago Tribune reporter John Crewdson telling LS that he had spoken to David Axelrod, who Crewdson had known for 25 years. Axelrod had told Crewdson that the Obama camp was determined to connect LS to the (Hillary)Clinton camp and that they would "destroy" LS before they allowed his claims to see the light of day. This "Clinton connection" strategy would be an example of intended deception from Team Obama via Axelrod. The second is an interesting business connection between the "man-party limo" driver Multani and Tony Rezko brought to LS's attention by an "unnamed" Bloomberg News reporter. And the third a quote from one of LS's lawyers Francis Farren: "Larry Sinclair was threatened with his life, and he still stood his ground."
LS's accusations bring to mind the issue of libel. Some might say, "If LS is lying, why doesn't O/S sue for libel?" and someone else could say "Why would he? And draw more attention to LS and his -he said/she said- B.S.?" Make of that what you will.
Towards the end of the book, LS reprints a letter he authored and mailed to Michelle Obama via USPS and was accepted at 1651 Penn Ave including allegedly specific details of O/S's "manhood"! Yeesh!
Much of the surrounding elements of LS's story was stated to be verified by Crewdson and others but, without corroborating testimony from the limo driver or any other first-hand witness(es) to the events that allegedly took place (from 11/6 to 11/7, 1999) or recorded phone conversations with other key people thereafter, I doubt a definite conclusion could ever be reached from LS's account alone.
If nothing else, "Barack Obama & Larry Sinclair: Cocaine, Sex, Lies, & Murder?" does make for a VERY interesting read. And a quick one. The book is 194 or so pages but, the lines are double-spaced in what seems to be a larger font size than I'm used to. This book should really be the size of Smedley Butler's "War Is A Racket" but, they fluffed it's size.
So whether or not you're a fan of O/S, you'll at least get to see what the establishment political Party machines, Democratic or Republican, can do to one person standing against them.