Oddly when this story started to be reported right before the DNC, it seems to have died down. I was wistfully reminded of the story as it started to swirl around again.
Partial article from HillBuzz below. You can do your own searches using Vera Baker Martinque or Obama Vera Baker to get your own plethora of articles – all 128,000 of them. Of course no mention in the MSM… so trick or treat?
Who is Vera Baker?
Some people in Chicago claim she was Obama’s Finance Director for his 2004 Senate campaign. FEC Senate campaign records show she was paid a pretty penny as “Finance Director”.
However, people familiar with Obama’s 2004 Senate campaign say Claire Serdiuk was Obama’s Finance Director. Looking through everything we can see online for that 2004 campaign, Claire Serdiuk is consistently listed as the Finance Director – because that’s what she was.
There’s no mention of Vera Baker…but Vera Baker was paid as the “Finance Director” too.
And then, suddenly, Vera Baker was relocated to New York.
Right around the time Michelle Obama got incredibly angry about something. We know it was hard to tell, because Michelle’s angry about something on a good day…but this was EXTRA angry.
And then, even more suddenly, Vera Baker was relocated to the island of Martinique, where she remains.
We hear it’s lovely there. They get lots of sunshine on Sundays. Paradise. A lovely place to read between the lines and ask lots of questions. All reporters should go there and feel inspired.
And from ACE – http://ace.mu.nu/archives/275417.php
Having now spoken to someone tracking the story, I can say:
1) It’s not just a silly little rumor.
2) It will break in some form shortly. The question is how prestigious an outlet breaks it. (PS, at best, it won’t be that prestigious, at least at first, but there’s a lot here so when someone finally touches, there is a good chance of an Edwards-like “Oh yeah, we were working on that too” pile-on.) Fire is being held as those who know the story try to get someone of import to break it; if they pass, it will be flooded out through secondary channels.
3) The story has a Fred Baron. Not The Fred Baron. But actually– an even better Fred Baron. The woman is “working” in the Caribbean drawing a salary from…. uhhh… let’s say from someone who is a big, shiny part of the dirty Chicago political machine. And it makes no sense that she’s doing her supposed “job,” for which she seems unqualified anyway, in the Caribbean, of all places. It’s unclear how she could possibly do this job at all, never mind from the Caribbean. And she’s been there for at least a year. (At least.) This isn’t some sabbatical or few months’ of “work” on an island paradise.
4) This woman was a major, big-time fundraiser. She raised x millions of dollars for various Democratic interests (connected to Obama) and then opened her own shop in DC. Since she was (as any fundraiser does) getting a cut of the take, this was a lucrative job. But she, for reasons unfathomable, suddenly shut the shop down and decamped to a little Caribbean island. And somewhere along the line got a “job” from her own Fred Baron. Which conveniently put her far away from Obama, Michelle, and the media.
It started on October 11 – Reported by UK Blog – Mail Online – Sharon Churcher (let me know if you find an earlier reference (other than primaries).
Obama is hit by ‘affair’ smears following claims that attractive aide was banned by his wife
Followed by October 11 – On JammieWearingFool
We figure if the retards on the left can claim to produce the SAT scores of “Sarah Palin”, then why not have some fun with this one? After all, it’s more plausible than the page one New York Times hitpiece linking John McCain and a lobbyist.
October 12 7:48 PM – On No Quarter by Just Asking
Is Vera Baker Surfacing as a Potential Story in the Presidential Race?
October 12 – On Stop the ACLU
The rumors are swirling, but I never heard them. The first I heard of them was in this preemptive defense calling them smears. Larry Johnson is talking this up, but he isn’t the most reliable source…however when Jammie Wearing Fool has info and predicts this will be a scoop I listen.
October 12 – On HillBuzz
October 12 – Groups – soc.culture.usa