Palin Goes ‘Birther’: Obama Birth Certificate ‘A Fair Question’

Posed by Audiegrl

HP—During an interview on Thursday with conservative talk radio host Rusty Humphries, former Governor Sarah Palin joined the ‘birther‘ movement — those who doubt the authenticity of President Obama’s birth certificate, thus calling into question the legitimacy of his presidency.

About 9 minutes into the conversation (which began with a rendition of the song “Sarah, Queen Of The Wild Frontier“) Humphries asked if Palin would “make the birth certificate an issue” if she ran in 2012.

I think the public rightfully is still making it an issue.” Palin said. “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.

Humphries pressed on: “Do you think it’s a fair question to be looking at?

Palin answered that she did think it was fair. “I think past association and past voting records — all of that is fair game.” She went on to explain that the reason she thought it was fair game, is because of the way people went after “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.

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Update: Lame Back-track

TPM reports: Palin has done a pseudo-backtrack in her Facebook account, denying that she in any way called on Obama to produce his birth certificate or suggested he wasn’t born in the United States — which would seem to contradict the plain text of what she said in the interview:

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.


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3 responses to “Palin Goes ‘Birther’: Obama Birth Certificate ‘A Fair Question’

  1. does Sarah Palin really want to open up the discussion to circumstances surrounding a person’s birth? just sayin’

    The courts have ruled Sarah…. try to keep up with current events.

    • audiegrl

      The narcissistic menace from Wassila strikes again! I wonder how her fans like the fact that she is flying around the country in a $4000 an hour private jet? Maybe that’s why she is charging her fans $16.95 for taking a photo with her. LOL

      Harper Collins (owned by Rupert Murdock) has got quite an expensive book tour on their hands. Keep in mind she has reportedly sold 1 million books, those figures do not include returns, which is always a factor they don’t count in the first number, and won’t be known for a few months. Harper Collin’s net on each book is probably around 10-15 bucks. Then take from that, her diva-fied expenses. Generally, a publisher budgets $3500 per city for an author tour. Palin’s already blown through that amount with just the private plane costs, and that’s not counting the cost for 5 star hotels, meals, media escort, security, and the customized Sarah bus, that the rest of her peons are traveling on. Then take away the $7 million they paid for her advance.

      It all adds up. 😉

  2. audiegrl

    The teabaggification of GOP leaders continues!

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