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Thursday, December 2, 2010

Via Safeguard Our Constitution; - McCain 2008 lawyer is the culprit in Wikipedia Lakin deletion - By Margaret Hemmenway
Dec 3, 2010 - Columnist Diana West (Washington Examiner/November 24) exposed the warp speed deletion of an entry about Army LTC Terry Lakin, in the online encyclopedia, Wikipedia. This is a link to LTC Lakin entry before it disappeared down what West described aptly as the memory hole:

Click here to read the banned article.

LTC Lakin defied military orders eight months ago in an attempt to seek the truth about whether Barack Obama is Constitutionally eligible to serve as Commander-in-Chief of the U.S. Armed Forces under requirements of Article II, Section 1, as a "natural born citizen." LTC Lakin, with six overseas tours, including year long tours to Honduras, Bosnia and Afghanistan, was to deploy to Afghanistan again under Obama's pronounced "surge" policy, and faces court-martial at Fort Meade, Maryland on December 14.

The Wiki entry on LTC Lakin was removed in record time- an hour and 11 minutes after being flagged for deletion. The culprit in the Wiki deletion was ID'd by a Wiki user as Washington, D.C. lawyer, Theodore Frank, who worked on the McCain campaign in 2008. The Wiki deletion was recommended for extirpation by someone with user name, THF. Up until now, the focus has been largely on the Obama Administration for its role in concealing all of the President's citizenship-related records (and for misrepresenting the Obama online Certification of Live Birth as an original birth certificate)- but Frank's involvement is a new twist and shifts the eligibility spotlight to Obama's 2008 rival campaign.

THF is the initials of Theodore "Ted" Frank-- founder and president of the Center for Class Action Fairness. It's already been claimed on many websites that activists in the Wiki community believe Wiki user THF was Ted Frank. Frank's past activity indicates someone unconcerned about being recognized for his blogging activity. A quick examination of articles mentioning Frank shows that he's been active on Wikipedia, including battles with Michael Moore. These items indicate that Frank changed his Wiki username to THF: Wikipedia at one time labeled Michael Moore's web site as an attack site, deleted references to it, and went out of its way to protect and support Ted Frank (Wikipedia user THF), including suggestions that he was "outed" even though he originally called himself TedFrank on Wikipedia, only recently changed it to THF, and is a public figure with a Wikipedia article written about him."

Ted Frank has a fine resume-- from, he is described as an Adjunct Fellow with the Center for Legal Policy at the Manhattan Institute. Frank has written for law reviews, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, and The American Spectator and testified before Congress multiple times on legal issues. He also writes for the legal blog and serves on the Executive Committee of the Federalist Society Litigation Practice Group. In 2008, Mr. Frank was elected to membership in the American Law Institute. Previously, Mr. Frank clerked for the Honorable Frank H. Easterbrook on the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, was a litigator for ten years, served as the first director of the AEI Legal Center for the Public Interest. Mr. Frank graduated from the University of Chicago Law School with high honors and of course, worked on the McCain-Palin campaign.

Frank was one of three lawyers who vetted Governor Palin before she was selected to run for Vice President on the McCain ticket. Did he have other vetting responsibilities on the McCain campaign? In particular, who on the campaign legal staff was responsible for vetting the online Certification of Live Birth that the Obama camp provided to Daily Kos and which falsely proclaimed it to be a birth certificate (and notably this online Certification of Live Birth was missing any Hawiian hospital name or attending physician's signature)? A laser-printed, computer-generated document is clearly NOT an original birth record, but the McCain campaign seemed confused over this key point. As McCain General Counsel Trevor Pottter publicly stated about Obama's birth rumors:

"To the extent that we could, we looked into the substantive side of these allegations," said Potter. "We never saw any evidence that then-Senator Obama had been born outside of the United States. We saw rumors, but nothing that could be sourced to evidence. There were no statements and no documents that suggested he was born somewhere else. On the other side, there was proof that he was born in Hawaii. There was a certificate issued by the state's Department of Health, and the responsible official in the state saying that he had personally seen the original certificate. There was a birth announcement in the Honolulu Advertiser, which would be very difficult to invent or plant 47 years in advance." ( David Weigel 7/24/09- "McCain Campaign investigated, dismissed Obama citizenship rumors")

When I questioned Frank about the Wiki deletion, he volunteered that he participated in a discussion about the second recreation of the article. He explained further that the rule of thumb is that Wikipedia doesn't have articles about living people just because they're in the news for one event. A second rule of thumb is that if there is consensus that an article should be deleted, the recreation of the article should also be deleted. He claims that he merely stated his agreement with those two rules in application to that particular case and that "the result would have been the same no matter what I said; I wasn't the one who flagged the article." But then he commented further, "As for Lakin himself, there's lot to complain about when it comes to Obama--why waste resources counterproductively rehashing a discredited theory about constitutional eligibility?" And this is the rub (aside from the fact that a Wiki blogger claims THF is the user who actually deleted and redirected the entry 71 mins after another user had nominated it for deletion)- given paternal step-grandmother Sarah Obama declaring Obama was born in Kenya- and in March, a Kenyan Cabinet Minister affirming Obama's birth in Kenya- shouldn't Frank and others be aware that the "born in Kenya" premise is gaining traction and that their earlier comments were appallingly ill-informed?

Who advised Potter falsely that there is proof that Obama was born in Hawaii? Besides confusing terms (Certification v. certificate) Potter doesn't appear to understand that the two birth announcements (he mentions only one) were automatically prompted by the filing of the 1961 Obama birth record- which remains CONCEALED-- at Obama's directive. Hawaii Governor Lingle never examined that original filing herself-- relying entirely upon Health Director Chiyome Fukino whose initial comments on the Obama birth record were bureaucratically obtuse and guarded. Given Hawaiian standards, the Obama 1961 birth filing may be something as non-substantive and non-probative as one parental statement-- missing a hospital name or doctor's signature. Did Potter not know that two different Hawaiian hospital names were released to the press?- but neither will claim to be Obama's birthplace? Who on the McCain campaign made these sophomoric mistakes?

How was it that McCain unfairly became the subject of a Senate hearing, was hounded by the media (the original "birthers") and felt compelled to produce his original birth certificate to prove he was "natural born"-- but never asked his rival to do the same? Did Frank and others miss what may prove to be the greatest political scandal in American history? With a decorated Army officer imminently facing jail at Fort Leavenworth- and denied the right to evidence to defend himself by the Army-- it's past time that key operatives during the 2008 presidential campaign were forced to explain their actions and at all costs, to avoid being accused of being part of the cover-up.

The Constitution matters-- so does the truth. Source; 

UPDATE: Response from Ted Frank (12/3/2010): click here for Frank's response.

LTC Lakin's Lawyer: Conviction certain; We have to proceed without the documents, evidence and witnesses that have been denied to the defense. Details at Source.

Support LTC Terry Lakin Day: Offices of John McCain, Jon Kyl, Trent Frank; Now is the time to stand up for LTC Lakin and demand action! Details at Source.

LTC Lakin's Brother on Revolution Radio: LTC Lakin's Had Other Active Duty Military that Want to Sign Onboard; I'll Carry the Flag on this One! Interview at Source.

Wikipedia Scrubs LTC Terry Lakin Article in 71 Minutes; Jerome Corsi and Al Discuss Scrubbing of LTC Lakin Article with Peter Boyles. Interview at Source.

Dr. Corsi on LTC Lakin's Court-Martial & Obama's Usurpation: pResidents that hide documents are taking a big risk; extensive cover-up going on. Interview at Source.

LTC Terry Lakin's Brother Dr. Greg Lakin on Court-Martial; He's Taking His Stand and He is Ready to Defend It, Got Obama's First Political Prisoner!? Interview at Source.

Lt. Col. Terry Lakin's Brother Dr. Greg Lakin and World Net Daily's Jerome Corsi on the Peter Boyles Show to Discuss Lt. Col. Lakin. Interview at Source.

An Original Song Dedicated to Lieutenant Colonel Terry Lakin: By Patra; It's Time to Know the Truth. Song embedded below and at Source.

Action Alert, Calling All Patriots: Countdown to the Court Martial; LIEUTENANT COLONEL TERRY LAKIN ACTION ALERT, NOVEMBER, 2010.(Don't let up!) More details at Source.

Previous reports on LTC Lakin can be searched here. Visit the Birther Vault for the long list of evidence against Hawaii officials and all of the people questioning Obama's eligibility; [].
LTC Lakin - A Sampling of Common Blunders and Uncorroborated Statements by Members of Congress about Obama’...


  1. The hole gets deeper by the day! Unfreakinbelievable!!!

  2. McCain is the main reason Obama was elected, with of course the help of the media.

  3. McShame failed to properly vet Obama. The media failed to properly vet Obama. Congress failed to vet Obama. They all vetted the hell out of Palin. Shame on all of them!

  4. Why am I not surprised. The voters in this country need to get a clue about the U.S. being a ONE party system.
    John McCain is a disgrace and should never have been a presidential candidate. He is a loose cannon that has no clue what the heck is going on.

  5. THF, please contact me via my email contact tool at the top right of this page...

  6. Waters muddied over Wikipedia eligibility spat

  7. Hopefully with a conservative congress some serious investigations will finally unravel Obama's web of deceit. It is quite apparent the SCOTUS are cowards 2 of which should have recused themselves from any potential hearing of Obama's eligibility and did not. I would like to see some jail time for a lot of these traitors in this administration and state media for this outrage.


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