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Did Sarah Palin step in it? Appears to endorse the birthers…

December 4, 2009

Would you make the birth certificate an issue if you ran?

I think the public, rightfully, is still making it an issue. I don’t have a problem with that. I don’t know if I would have to bother to make it an issue ’cause I think there are enough members of the electorate who still want answers.

Do you think it’s a fair question to be looking at?

I think it’s a fair question, just like I think past associations and past voting record — all of that is fair game. You know, I’ve got to tell you, too: I think our campaign, the McCain/Palin campaign didn’t do a good enough job in that area. We didn’t call out Obama and some of his associates on their records and what their beliefs were and perhaps what their future plans were. And I don’t think that that was fair to voters to not have done our jobs as candidates and as a campaign to bring to light a lot of the things that now we’re seeing made manifest in the administration.

I mean, truly, if your past is fair game and your kids are fair game, certainly Obama’s past should be. I mean, we want to treat men and women equally, right?

Hey, you know, that’s a great point, in that weird conspiracy-theory freaky thing that people talk about that Trig isn’t my real son. And a lot of people say, “Well you need to produce his birth certificate! You need to prove that he’s your kid!” Which we have done. But yeah, so maybe we could reverse that and use the same [unintelligible]-type thinking on them.

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I think she is making the larger point that there had been virtually no vetting of Obama’s record before he was elected, and that concerns people. That damn birth certificate is just a by-product of that and I wish she had been clearer in what she said but I don’t think she was endorsing the birther position. Want to guess who disagrees? Because wanting to know a candidates positions is unreasonable after all.

-elsewhere-

Yeah this will happen – Palin encourages Obama to boycott Copenhagen

Obama’s aggregate polls –

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Current Unemployment Rate 10.4% ? Thank God we had a job summit yesterday – almost a year into this administrations time in office. Glad to see they take things seriously.

The Classic Liberal looks at the CRU e-mails again – I believe his conclusion is that Climate Change is done. I’m not so sure. I think so far they have been pretty effective at containing the damage. Unless another big shoe drops Copenhagen will steam along and in 6 months this will be mostly forgotten just like all the past revelations.

Updated – Palin has a response

Voters have every right to ask candidates for information if they so choose. I’ve pointed out that it was seemingly fair game during the 2008 election for many on the left to badger my doctor and lawyer for proof that Trig is in fact my child. Conspiracy-minded reporters and voters had a right to ask… which they have repeatedly. But at no point – not during the campaign, and not during recent interviews – have I asked the president to produce his birth certificate or suggested that he was not born in the United States.

Hot Air makes a point

Well, the best way not to get tagged as a Birther is to refrain from saying that people are “rightfully making it an issue” and that the only reason that she would avoid doing that herself is because “there are enough members of the electorate who still want answers.” It’s the same thing as Truthers saying that all they’re doing is “asking questions.” The answers have already been provided; they just reject them because they’re married to their conspiracies.

I think Palin just discovered the First Rule of Blogs: Don’t feed the trolls.

Updated update – Apparently yesterday’s job summit did some good the unemployment rate is now 10%. Down .2% from last month.

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  1. January 1, 2010 10:37 pm

    OMG loved reading this post. I added your feed to my google reader!!

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