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Author Jim Devine
Date 10/12/07/10:19
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In Latest Compromise with GOP, Obama Agrees He is a Muslim
Place of Birth ‘Negotiable,’ President Says

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report) - In his latest effort to find common
ground with Republicans in Congress, President Barack Obama said today
that he was willing to agree that he is a Muslim.

Differences over his religious orientation have been a sore point
between the President and his Republican foes for the past two years,
but in agreeing that he is a Muslim Mr. Obama is sending a clear
signal that he is trying to find consensus.

“The American people do not want to see us fighting in Washington,”
Mr. Obama told reporters at the White House. “They want to see us
working together to improve their lives, and Allah willing, we will.”

But Mr. Obama’s willing to back down on his claim of being a Christian
does not seem to have satisfied his Republican opposition, as GOP
leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) today insisted that the President must
also agree that he was born in Kenya.

While Mr. Obama did not immediately agree to Rep. Bohener’s demand, he
hinted that yet another compromise might be in the offing: “My place
of birth has been, and will always be, negotiable.”

White House sources indicated today that the President might be
willing to meet the GOP halfway on his birthplace and say that he was
born in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean.

[by Andy Borowitz]

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