Palin: Obama birth certificate 'a fair question'
Speaking to the conservative talker Rusty Humphries today, Sarah Palin left the door open to speculation about President Obama's birth certificate.
"Would you make the birth certificate an issue if you ran?" she was asked (around 9 minutes into the video above).
"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, because I think that members of the electorate still want answers," she replied.
"Do you think it's a fair question to be looking at?" Humphries persisted.
"I think it's a fair question, just like I think past association and past voting records -- all of that is fair game," Palin said. "The McCain-Palin campaign didn't do a good enough job in that area."
McCain's campaign counsel has said the campaign did look into the birth certificate question and, like every other serious examination, dismissed it.
Palin suggested that the questions were fair play because of "the weird conspiracy theory freaky thing that people talk about that Trig isn't my real son -- 'You need to produce his birth certificate, you need to prove that he's your kid,' which we have done."
"Maybe we can reverse that," she said, returning to Obama's birth certificate, describing the type of thinking involved with a word that isn't clear in the audio.
A little payback to the Trig Truthers.... Doing a countdown to when Olbermann picks it up......
It will be interesting how MSNBC picks this up. I'm betting the too much caffeine in the morning show on MSNBC will surely pick it up.
Politico will pimp it there.
Update: I know Palin has come out with her own explanation on the issue in a Facebook entry, but I found this entry on FreeRepublic that does a damn good job of analyzing her first comments with exception of the last line on Obama stonewalling.
" This is a mistake on her part. She should have left what she said stand and let the chips fall where thy may. Now she comes across like she thinks it's conspiratorial to ask for prof that the POTUS is eligible to be POTUS. "
Read it a few times again.... this is not how I saw it..
She made the title : Stupid Conspiracies , because,
She comparing it to how they went after her and her son, and how she complied to their demands because it was the good will thing to do.
She make it a point that it's the right of the people to ask questions of their leaders and ask questions of their eligibility, and how Obama has not shown anything even when asked to do so.
She is making the point of Obama's stonewalling and how absurd and a double standard it is.
This reminds me of an incident that happened a long time ago when she had made a comment on how she would look at Wasilla and how she carried the city in her heart.
She did this on Fagan's show, and I had sent an e-mail to Fagan pointing out he should have listened to his better half Sharon Leighow on the topic, who went on to quit the Fagan show to work for Palin.
Fagan for some time jumped on Palin and called her a liar on this. It was a non-issue in that Palin had shown herself to be protective of Wasilla when it came to things like Evergreen and drilling for methane.
The point made by Palin was understood and you could make the argument that she made it worse with trying to explain it away.
And Palin didn't at any time show favoritism to Wasilla while she was in office. She just made sure that Wasilla got their fair share along with every other part of the state.