During a 2009 White House reception for the recipients of the annual Kennedy Center Honor Awards, President Obama recounted an interesting exchange he had with one of the honorees, film legend, Mel Brooks.
"I was telling [Mel Brooks] that I went to see Blazing Saddles when I was ten. He pointed out that, I think, according to the ratings I should not have been allowed in the theater. That's true," Obama said, adding, "I think I had a fake ID. [pause] But the statute of limitations has passed."
A childish prank, perhaps, but in truth, Mr. Obama, even in his adult life, has benefited from similar schemes, via fake petition signatures and phony voter registrations.
Indeed, it has recently been discovered that Barack Obama's 2008 Democratic presidential primary petition in the state of Indiana contained many forged signatures.
An Indiana woman told Fox News that "she was troubled by the fact that someone had forged both her signature and that of her husband..., and listed personal details such as their address and birthdays.
In October of 2008, ACORN was accused of creating fake voter registration forms throughout the US that included the likes of Mickey Mouse and the starting line-up of the Dallas Cowboys football team.
During the 2010 midterm election season, the names of deceased individuals were found on voter rolls throughout the country.
And yet, in spite of all this fraud, Eric Holder's Justice Department on Friday blocked a new South Carolina law that would require voters to present photo identification at the polls.
The Justice Department's decision drew strong criticism from Republican Presidential candidate, Newt Gingrich.
During a campaign stop in Council Bluffs, Iowa, on Saturday, the former House Speaker questioned why Mr. Holder is "so determined not to identify if people are not eligible to vote"
"You have to ask, why is it that they are desperate to retain the ability to steal elections and I think that's what it comes down to," said Gingrich.
Ultimately, Mr. Obama's past experiences - in the 2008 Presidential election, the midterm elections and, as a child, in a movie theatre, trying to pass himself off as an adult - should be a lesson to us all that stricter voter ID laws are necessary in order to prevent the fraudsters of the world, the Mickey Mouses of the world and the ACORNs of the world from determining the outcomes of our Presidential elections.