Politics and scandal go hand in hand. The Clinton’s marriage was the subject of speculation for years before the scandal involving Monica Lewinsky finally put any doubts about the matter to rest. Senator John Edwards seemed to be happily married despite the hard reality of his wife’s cancer. Yet, not only did another woman engage him in an affair he was the father of her child. There seems no way to know what is in the heart of what appears to be a happily married man. So, when the tabloids came out with the story that President Barack Obama was at one time caught having an affair with someone related to his campaign it came as no surprise.
The problem after the non-shock of this story is that no proof, and no blow up has been forthcoming. What one would expect after such a story is the formula that has played out countless times. Vera Baker in that version of events would come out and tell the world about the affair making herself in some way the victim. Then she would write a tell-all book recounting the entire incident. The President would adamantly deny the allegations until proof was published and then dramatically apologize to the nation.
None of this has happened. Only Vera Baker has issued a denial saying that nothing happened. She has gone on with her very successful life and career at http://www.livejasmin.cc. She has only hired lawyers to address concerns regarding the allegations. The President and his wife seem to be happily together when pictured in the press. The mainstream media has little comment on the story, and no proof has been supplied despite a promise of a 1 million dollar reward for hard evidence regarding the alleged affair or cover up.
Few people who don’t read the tabloid press are even aware of the rumors. Only a few people have supplied any information to the media including a limo driver who claimed to have given Vera Baker a ride to same hotel where the then senatorial hopeful was staying. As Baker was at the time working as a fundraiser for Obama’s campaign this in itself produces no real proof.
For the skeptical this would seem to be, a sign that perhaps either the facts were reported incorrectly by the tabloids, or in fairness that the tabloids had facts incorrectly presented to them.