National Enquirer – Remember This? (Breaking News: Obama Affair?)

National Enquirer - ObamaRemember when the National Enquirer busted the Rev. Jesse Jackson with his mistress, uncovering a story of a love child? Of course we all know of NY Gov. Elliot Spitzer, his succesor Gov. David Paterson, Detroit mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, JFK, Bill Clinton, Sen./Presidential candidate John Edwards, Rep. Barney Frank, Colorado Sen. Gary Hart, New Jersey Gov. James McGreevey, Modesto Rep. Gary Condit, Florida U.S. Rep. Tim Mahoney, Former housing secretary under Bill Clinton Henry G. Cisneros, Illinois Rep. Mel Reynolds was convicted in 1995 of sexual assault against a 16-year-old girl- sentenced to five years (pardoned by Bill Clinton), San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom, Washington mayor Marion Barry, and Former New York Rep. Fred Richmond: arrested in 1978 for soliciting sex from a 16-year-old boy. He remained in Congress and won re-election, but resigned in 1982 after pleading guilty to tax evasion and drug possession. The LIST is long, but once in a while the National Enquirer breaks the story before others, like in the Jesse Jackson instance.

Which brings me to the reason for this post. And trust me, the National Enquirer may be really wrong on this… but they may have it right, time will tell. I will let them do the talking (or, writing, whichever the case may be):

UPDATED: Reports out of Washington, DC:  PRESIDENT OBAMA in a shocking cheating scandal after being caught in a Washington, DC Hotel with a former campaign aide.

A confidential investigation has learned that Obama first became close to gorgeous 35 year-old VERA BAKER in 2004 when she worked tirelessly to get him elected to the US Senate, raising millions in campaign contributions

Now, the investigators are searching for a hotel surveillance videotape.

While Baker has insisted in the past that “nothing happened” between them, reports reveal that top anti-Obama operatives are offering more than $1 million to witnesses to reveal what they know about the alleged hush-hush affair.

Among those being offered money is a limo driver who says in 2004 that he took Vera to a secret hotel rendezvous in where Obama was staying.

An ENQUIRER reporter has confirmed the limo driver’s account of the secret 2004 rendezvous and has also learned that on-site hotel surveillance video camera footage could provide indisputable evidence to the investigation.

Obviously this whole story may be a shame, then again, it may not… only time will tell. If I were the reporter however, I would get some protection (legal and physical).