Sarah Palin In Birther Territory; Then Says She Doesn’t Go There
In a radio interview with Rusty Humphries, Sarah Palin says the birthers have a “fair question” about Obama.
HUMPHRIES: Would you make the birth certificate an issue if you ran?
PALIN: Um, 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 enough members of the electorate still want answers.
HUMPHRIES: Do you think it’s a fair question to be looking at?
PALIN: I think it’s a fair question, just like I think past associations, past voting records, all of that is fair game. You know, I gotta 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…
So we should have talked more about Bill Ayers? (who just renounced Obama’s war policy); more about Reverend Wright? Raised more questions about Obama’s legitimacy as a citizen? And just where is the public “rightfully still making this an issue”? It’s been widely discredited, except in the land of wingnuttia.
As Rick Sanchez notes, Palin said on Friday on her Facebook page , “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.” But the interview transcribed above (video below) is very recent. It’s from yesterday.
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