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08/30/2012 06:27 pm ET | Updated Oct 30, 2012

GOP Charges Obama Is an Alien: CNN Investigates

Wolf Blitzer: We are live on the floor of the Republican National Convention and we will have more later on reports that Osama bin Laden has been sighted alive in Tampa and wearing an Obama 2012 t-shirt. But first, the convention floor is abuzz with the latest news circulating among this conservative crowd that President Obama is, in fact, an alien. John King, how do you weigh in on this?

John King: Well, Wolf, as you know from years of covering these events, partisanship can lead to come degree of exaggeration and you have to believe that there is a chance that the President is not really from another planet.

Blitzer: Very true and thank you for those thoughts, John. But at CNN, where our credo is "keeping them honest," we examine all sides of the issue and will provide 360 coverage of the Obama-Alien Controversy. Joining us live from Miami is Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz, chair of the Democratic National Committee. Representative Schultz, how does your party respond to Republican charges that the President is an alien life form?

Debbie Wasserman Schultz: Is this a joke?

Blitzer: Oh, I can assure you it is very serious and -

Wasserman Schultz: Have you lost your f___ing mind?

Blitzer: I'm sorry, it appears we have lost our connection to Representative Schultz, which we understand is due to Hurricane Isaac, which some believe was also caused by President Obama. More on that later. At CNN we cover all sides of the story and with us now is Speaker of the House, John Boehner.

John Boehner: This is Fox News right?

Blitzer: No, Mr. Speaker, it's Wolf Blitzer at CNN.

Boehner: I have no comment.

Blitzer: Mr. Speaker, we simply want to ask you about the serious allegations being made on the Republican convention floor that President Obama is from another planet.

Boehner: Oh, well, that's a different story. Wolf, these kinds of questions that constantly come up about the president are really just a distraction from the serious issues affecting the American people, such as whether this president caused the drought that is ravaging our Heartland or if he just doesn't give a damn enough to make it rain.

Blitzer: We'll get to those important questions tonight in our special report "The Impact of the Obama Presidency on Weather" but for right now, do you believe the president is not from the planet earth?

Boehner: Look, Wolf, if it's not one thing, it's another with this president. First we hear during the 2008 campaign that he's a terrorist. Then we have to deal with serious questions about his birthplace and now it appears it's even worse than we all have been saying.

Blitzer: So you believe he is indeed from another planet?

Boehner: I'm not prepared to say that. But we haven't landed any type of craft on Mars in how long? And then suddenly we're up there again on this President's watch reporting to the locals on our way of life on earth.

Blitzer: So you heard it here first, folks. Speaker of the House John Boehner believes charges that President Obama is an alien and --

Boehner: I didn't say that, Wolf. If President Obama says he is not an alien, I'll take him at his word. But why doesn't he just come clean with the American people and prove he's an earthling?

Blitzer: Well, these are somewhat new allegations, and --

Boehner: This should be a slam dunk. Are you telling me the President of the United States doesn't have paperwork proving he is from our planet? C'mon, Wolf, are you working for the White House?

Blitzer: Rest assured, Mr. Speaker, we will examine all sides of this important story.

Boehner: So you say, Wolf. But why is CNN so far behind Fox News on the other dangers this President presents to the nation? We all know the Mayan calendar says the world will end in just four short months, but has this President even tried to reach out to the Mayan Prime Minister?

Blitzer: We are fact-checking this but I believe there is a chance there is no Mayan Prime Minister...

Boehner: So you're going to whitewash this president's negligence? What about the fact that 12 percent of Americans believe the President beats his dog, Bo, with a wet towel every night and, yes, 20 percent of our people think President Obama is a Martian and another eight percent think he is from Jupiter.

Blitzer: We will be following up on all of those stories, Mr. Speaker and we thank you for your time and insight. Coming up next on CNN, did Malia Obama, as Republicans charge, cheat on an eighth-grade spelling quiz last year? Stay tuned.

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