And yet did he ever have any?
The blogosphere was a abuzz when Obama Accuser, Larry Sinclair's Youtube, with its sordid accusations hit cyberspace.
"Earnest" Larry, with his scruffy face, baseball hat, and "Leave It Gay Beaver look" told a chilling tale, of meeting then Illinois State Representative Barack Obama back in 1999 at an "upscale" lounge, the two partaking in illicit sex and illegal drugs in the back of Larry's "rented limo." Larry goes on to allege that on another night he and Senator Obama adjourned to a Choice Hotel in Gurnee, Illinois. How chic.
Larry challenged Senator Obama to take a polygraph, as he, Larry was about to do.
There was a certain disconnect between the Larry on the video and the details. One watching and listening to Larry found him, for the lack of a better word, "uncouth."
It was hard to imagine this person "operating" in any "upscale" lounge or in a "rented" limo. The motel, a mid-class Choice International, and a rented limo, does not make for a "classy upscale" evening, especially if you added Larry to the mix.
But some of us wondered, what if Larry were telling the truth, what if he really did happen to meet up with Obama. We thought to ourselves, sometimes even the lowest of the low tell the truth about some things.
Larry accepted Whitehouse.com's offer which turned into a fiasco, at least for Whitehouse. Larry attacked the polygraph experts' credentials and said he was going to find his own expert. Parisi stopped payment on a $20,000 check he'd issued to Sinclair, but let two other checks, the total amount of $10,000, stand. Sinclair threatened to sue, threatened to go to the cops, threatened to put Parisi in prison.
In the midst of all of Larry's claims, counterclaims, threats to sue or call in the cops , what Larry failed to do, was offer any substantial proof that Senator Obama was anywhere near the scene, not back in November of 1999, nor at any other time.
Larry put out a copy of letter from Choice Hotels International which showed someone stayed a Choice Hotel in Gurnee, Illinois, back in November 1999. Larry also claims he has a copy of the credit car bill from a bar at the same time. That's it, that's "Larry's proof".
Those who felt that they should give Sinclair a chance to prove his story have grown weary and cynical. One blogger summed up quite eloquently in a great post, the sorrows of believing someone like Larry Sinclair, that Sinclair, did indeed, lead us ALL down the garden path to Hell.
Larry Sinclair, I’m afraid, led us ALL down the garden path to Hell.The whole post is worth a read, we couldn't have written it any better... and he gives us all something to mull over at the end...
It’s not JUST the Globe article that trashed his credibility, (Not the Boston Globe…The Globe Magazine…no, not the Boston Globe Magazine - THE GLOBE MAGAZINE…the one at the checkout counter…yes, that one), but that goes a long, long way. I mean, think about it. If a tabloid that believes Bigfoot exists won’t believe Larry Sinclair then you’re talking a fairly insurmountable image problem. I can’t accurately categorize the socio-economic bracket to which most of Sinclair’s followers belong but I can’t help but posit that many of them buy the The Globe and, perhaps, even have subscriptions. Source -Hybee Inc.
The question that remains is - why did people who should theoretically hate gays and criminals believe a gay criminal over an accomplished black man?
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