From Mike Allen's Politico Playbook Daily Update
SO WHO IS THIS GUY? Politico's Kenneth P. Vogel, 'Wild theories of 'Obama Nation' author': 'The folks behind 'The Obama Nation,' the wildly successful but factually disputed new book trashing presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama, are casting it as a scholarly, thoroughly researched work. But its author has left a trail of wild theories, vitriol and dogma that have called into question his credibility.
'Jerome Corsi ... penned another tome asserting oil is a nearly infinite resource that continues to generate naturally, and posted a series of online comments through 2004, including suggestions that Hillary Rodham Clinton is a lesbian and Muslims worship Satan. In an interview with Politico, Corsi pointed out that he's apologized for Internet postings ripping Muslims and Catholics, and said they don't undermine the integrity of his new book. ...
'[H]is outrageous assertions and fringe theories - which include allegations that President Bush worked to eliminate the borders with Mexico and Canada and the assertion that Kerry is a Communist - have hurt his credibility on the right, as well. ... On the blog FreeRepublic.com, Corsi wrote that pedophilia 'is OK with the Pope as long as it isn't reported by the liberal press,' that 'RAGHEADS are Boy-Bumpers as clearly as they are Women-Haters.'