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Sarah joins/quits the Orly Birther play group

Orly Birther, former Southern Baptist Convention Second Vice President Wiley Drake and others marched right off the deep end with the crusade to prove President Obama can’t produce a valid U.S. birth certificate.

While striving to ring the right-wing bells on behalf of her book, “Going Rogue,” Sarah Palin was asked by radio talk show host Rusty Humphries if she would “make the birth certificate an issue” if she ran for president. Palin responded by joining the Birthers:

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.

Palin and Humphries elaborate together on her just-expressed belief that the Birthers are owed an answer. She said, for example:

I think it’s a fair question, just like I think past associations, past voting records, all of that is fair game.

Ever the social media maven, she used a Facebook Note entitled “Stupid Conspiracy Theories“, to withdraw from Orly Birth’s play group. Struggling and failing not to offend the Birthers on her way out, Palin said:

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.

Palinologists may already be digging through archives of twitter reaction to Palin’s Birther hucklebuck.

It’s clear that Pat Buchanan defended her — not necessarily a good thing if you consider whom else he has defended. But even Sister Toldja’s Why did you have to go there, Sarah? defense was a little backhanded.

Most importantly, she raised anew formerly quieted questions about herself. Andrew Sullivan observes that “Palin has never produced Trig’s birth certificate or a single piece of objective medical evidence that proves he is indeed her biological son.”

Sarah clearly needs a little help with her interview and row-back skills. Perhaps Southern Baptist Convention ethics chief Richard Land, who urged her selection as John McCain’s running mate and has a radio show, will volunteer to begin that reeducation with instruction in the art of unapology.

[H/T: Andrew Sullivan]

December 5, 2009 - Posted by | Politics | , , ,

1 Comment

  1. So maybe the Brit, Neil Sankey can succeed where the Russian immigrant (from the Moldavian Soviet Socialist Republic) has failed, bring it on.

    Poor little Birthers (still in denial about their losses), Judge Land and now judge Carter, smack down the crazies (case dismissed).

    Not even “Fake News” Bill O’Reilly believes the crazies, how funny.

    To all the birthers in La, La Land, it is on you to prove to all of us that your assertion is true (TOUGH WHEN YOU KEEP LOSING CASES), if there are people who were there and support your position then show us the video (everyone has a price), either put up or frankly shut-up. I heard Orly Taitz, is selling a tape (I think it’s called “Money, Lies and Video tape”). She is from Orange County, CA, now I know what the mean when they say “behind the Orange Curtain”, when they talk about Orange County, the captial of Conspiracy Theories. You know Obama has a passport, he travel abroad before he was a Senator, but I guess they were in on it.

    In my opinion the Republican Party has been taken over the most extreme religious right (people who love to push their beliefs on others while trying to take away the rights of those they just hate) and that’s who they need to extract from their party if they real want to win. Good Luck, because as they said in WACO, “We Ain’t Coming Out”.

    I heard that she now wants to investigate the “Republican 2009 Summer of Love” list: Assemblyman, Michael D. Duvall (CA), Senator John Ensign (NV), Senator Paul Stanley (TN), Governor Mark Stanford (SC), Board of Ed Chair, and Kristin Maguire AKA Bridget Keeney (SC). She wants to re-establish a family values party.

    I can only hope that Taitz will resist the state collectors that will be coming to collect the $20K.

    Comment by Preston | December 9, 2009

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