Continuing to unravel the Soetoro-Obama legend
By Douglas J. Hagmann
27 May 2012
Allen K. Hulton is not a household name, nor is it his desire to have it become one. He is a man with a simple story, an account of incidents that took place over a period of several years while delivering mail in a Chicago suburb. He spent about 30 years delivering mail, years that would have been contiguous had he not served in the military during the Vietnam era.
His career as a civil servant is unblemished, as is his service to our country. At 69, he is articulate but without any penchant to embellish information beyond what he knows to be true. His careful attention to detail along with his desire to tell only what he can clearly recall without conjecture is a refreshing change of pace for me, after conducting countless interviews as a career investigator for nearly as long as Mr. Hulton carried the mail.
Working as a field investigator for nearly three decades has taught me who to ask when in need of reliable information about people of interest living in a particular area. Near the top of the list of sources is the mail carrier, as long as the carrier has been working a specific, established route for an extended period. Mr. Hulton is exactly that source. Speaking from my own field experience, people would be surprised to know just how much mail carriers know about the residents on their route, but that is a topic for another time.
On Friday, 25 May 20112, I interviewed Allen Hulton about his chance encounter with Barack Hussein Obama well before he emerged on the political scene. I also interviewed him about his encounters with Thomas and Mary Ayers, the parents of domestic terrorist of the Weather Underground William Ayers, and Bernardine Dohrn.
Including the two-hour on air interview on The Hagmann & Hagmann Report, I spoke with Mr. Hulton for just over three hours, and spent an additional two hours verifying his bona-fides. It’s ironic and telling that I know more about Mr. Hulton than America knows about Barack Hussein Obama.
Thomas & Mary Ayers
The well-known Weather Underground domestic terrorist Bill Ayers is the son of Thomas and Mary Ayers. Tom and Mary resided in an upscale Chicago suburb of Glenn Ellyn, Illinois at the time Mr. Hulton was their mail carrier. Mr. Hulton delivered mail on this particular route for about 11 years between 1986 and 1997.
Although he never saw or met William Ayers, Mr. Hulton recalls numerous conversations with Mary Ayers, and one conversation with her husband. The latter conversation seems to be burned into his memory. The now-deceased Thomas Ayers was the president of Commonwealth Edison, retiring in 1980. At the time of their encounter, Thomas Ayers was not shy about promoting his ant-government, obvious pro-Marxist views to a government employee. It is not difficult to imagine why such a conversation would be memorable, especially as the affable Mr. Hulton stood attired in a government uniform.
Thomas Ayers spoke to Mr. Hulton, using words like peasants and the proletariat. It certainly was not your usual sidewalk conversation. Mary Ayers, on the other hand, was pleasant and not apparently prone to discuss such topics, at least not under such circumstances. There appeared to be more to the Ayers household than the finely trimmed lawn of this suburban home would otherwise indicate.
During Mr. Hulton’s servicing of the Glenn Ellyn zip code of 60137, he met Bernadine Dohrn at the Ayers’ household when delivering letters that required her signature. According to Mr. Hulton, Bernardine Dohrn stayed with the Ayers family for an undetermined period of time. Mr. Hulton had little conversation with Dohrn, stating that she did not seem to be much a of “people person.”
“I am absolutely positive that it was Barack Obama.”