‘But Andy Martin blithely said Granny Sarah wasnt the mom to BO Sr, that she was mom to a the third/next BO Sr wife”
This is true.
Sarah is the “stepmom” to Barack Obama Sr. Barack Sr’s REAL mother left the family (note: it was normal for several wives in that tribe) when Barack was a toddler and Sarah took him in as her own. I have read this in several accounts. It’s just one of those things that they don’t talk about alot,although God knows why. I guess they don’t want to make him seem any more freakish than he does. I mean how many typical Americans have this grandparantage as their story?
Woah, guess I just didn’t look, along with Berg and about yea many others - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barack_Obama_Sr.:
“His family are members of the Luo ethnic group. He was the son of Onyango Obama (c. 1895-1979) who had at least three wives; Barack Obama Sr. was the son of Akumu Habiba, the second wife. However, he was raised by Onyango’s third wife, Sarah, after Akumu left her family and separated from her husband in 1945.
 a b Kimberly Powell (2008). “Ancestry of Barack Obama”. About.com. Retrieved on 2008-09-26.
 Reitwiesner, William Addams. “Ancestry of Barack Obama”. Retrieved on 2008-11-21.
Much clickable in above.
This being understood (finally by myself), there is nothing to say why Martin was stating-as-fact on truenews end Oct that Granny Sarah could NEVER have been present for the birth of Jr in Kenya, as he specifically was saying she came along later, after 1961. He was saying it was “a stretch” (exact phrase I recall) to think a FUTURE step-mom would be at birth of FUTURE hubby’s kid by then-present wife. To be redundant to make clear, he was speaking to later-than-1961 wife who’d be daughter to Granny Sarah, that daughter being betrothed without acknowledgment by biographers.
Martin has completely screwed up. He can’t use the “step-grandmother” argument to decidedly quash the Kenyan birth of Bam-Bam, as he made out he was so doing.
As Howie Carr says, a reporter AND hardbound book publisher (which is what Martin is) is doing very well to get 90% right, myself thinking Carr was saying this especially in respect to the lugubrious world of corrupt politics. They will trap you in disinfo somewhere along the way. It is impossible in the flurries of local politics in the last few decades to get it ALL right. There simply aren’t enough corroborating sources, one being cut-off by incestuous cops, judges, editors. Local stories will inevitably flounder, crash and burn. To get these untainted expanded stories into book form as Royko, Breslin, Hamill et al is impossible today, given the publishers. Conservative publishers are on the national and international level, not local. Everything is global now, eh!? Local-based internet reporters aren’t getting printed books done and distributed into regular bookstores and can’t get reviewed and promoted in MSM. The classic city investigative reporter is a dying breed. Its one big reason Jr snuck through, right!
Martin probably was sound enough at the craft in Chi-town, but has completely blown it here, along with a couple LOUD claims he’d deliver goods on other things Obama. One can NOT get let’s say the half-keystone wrong in central rebuff to Kenya-birth argument. This is the VERY big leagues and
Returning to same wiki: “While at Harvard, Obama Sr. met an American-born teacher named Ruth Nidesand. She followed him to Kenya when he returned there after he received a master’s degree (AM) in economics from Harvard in 1965. Nidesand eventually became his third wife and had two children with him before they divorced.”
On the Hawaiian legal action by Martin, he DID do some good but failed to integrate aspects of what this VT woman offers specific to the very basic HI COLB problem at http://crisericson.com/
I ping again to list again, even all know the basic contentions - the popular O Sr account. Sorry once again!