Kirk Willard who claims to have been at junior school with the young Barack Obama revealed last night that when he was 7 yrs old Barack was white!
The dramatic revelation comes at a time when the two candidates in the presidential race are neck and neck with the vast black and coloured vote overwhelmingly favoring Obama.
Mr Willard claims Barack was his best friend while at school and used to join in with the other white youths singing "Camptown racetrack Do Da Do Da Dey " at coloured youths.
The dramatic turn around, claims Willard, came when Obama joined the school debating society. Obama realized the advantage black speakers gained when addressing diverse ethnic groups.
He claims Obama then cynically joined a ' Black and White Minstrel' group to get into character, slipping out of the theater into the streets for increasingly longer 'test runs' before adopting the costume as his regular persona.
The Obama camp were quick to deny the allegation and insisted Barack would expose all in his next television appearance.
Sarah Palin in a statement tonight said "As a practicing Christian and a hockey mum I will not allow my children to watch."