Joe T. Plumber, one of the leading organisers of the Tea Party, has today expressed his disbelief over the existence of America.
"I've been skeptical over President Obama's birth cetificate for a while," he revealed in an exclusive sit-down interview.
"After all, you can't blindly believe everything you're told. Yes, there may be masses of legal documentation, a birth announcement in the local Hawaiian newspaper at the time, and witnesses who remember him as a young boy." admitted Plumber.
"But, even given all that, it could be some kind of con - his father would want him to be involved in the greatest nation on Earth. And, how do we know he's not playing a long-con, like in those Ocean's films? How do we know he's not a Kenyan Muslim terrorist bent on destroying America? You can never be too safe."
Plumber is a man who loves America, so much so that he regularly dresses in cowboy boots, shirts in the colours and patterns of the American flag, and similar patriotic apparel. Plumber, formerly Michael Edwards, renamed himself when he first took an interest in politics in January 2009, choosing the name of his favourite Founding Father.
"All of that got me thinking - what else am I not sure about? People say we put a man on the moon - but we just have to take NASA's word for it. It's not like we can go up there to look about, is it?"
This uber-patriot was now in full flow, giving an argument he had clearly had to give many times before, given the opposition to his line of argument.
"In fact, the more and more I thought about it, the whole American revolution thing started to seem a bit iffy. I mean, think about it - a young nation stands up to the greatest empire in the world - and wins?
That's just the kind of crap Hollywood would make up. Sure, there's loads of documentation, thousands of books and articles written about the events - but all that exists for Obama as well!
In fact, how do I know you're not a lizard man, part of a vast conspiracy that secretly runs the world? I bet you can't disprove that right now, can you? Here, let me cut your face off."
It was shortly after this point that I decided I had all the quotes I needed for the story, and left, with only minimal scarring to my face.