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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.
Video courtesy of DailyKosTV
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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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TPM/Justin Elliott—Reached on her cell phone by TPMmuckraker and informed of the $20,000 fine imposed on her by a federal judge this morning, Birther attorney Orly Taitz responded, first, with laughter.
Birther Queen Orly Taitz
“So he didn’t recuse himself?” Taitz asked, after letting out an extended, nervous-sounding chuckle.
Still defiant after months of legal wrangling and, by our count, three written denunciations by federal district court Judge Clay Land, Taitz said she had absolutely no plans to pay the $20,000 fine.
“Are you kidding? Of course not,” she said, asked whether she planned to send a check. “This is a form of intimidation.”
Judgment Day: Birther Taitz Fined $20,000 For Misconduct
Orly Taitz Slapped With $20,000 Sanction
We always give credit, where credit is due. Senator Graham, thank you for going on the record about this nonsense. You know we are all living in really strange political times. when we have to praise someone for truthfully saying that the duly elected President of the United States is really a US citizen. Good grief.
For his candor in this matter
Sen Graham receives The 44Diaries citation for:
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I wish that this was a snark, or something out of Orly Taitz’ feverish dreams, but unfortunately its not. For those of you that stay up to watch late night TV, don’t be surprised if you see this infomercial, or maybe we should call it a ‘birthermercial’.
TPMMuckraker/Justin Elliott—A new birther infomercial running on a CBS affiliate in Texas and elsewhere around the country tells viewers a “got a birth certificate?” bumper sticker can be theirs for the low price of $30.
The 28-minute program — quite possibly the first ever birthermercial — features community access production values, heavy use of foreboding strings soundtrack, and standard-issue Birther ideology.
For a $30 contribution, viewers also get a fax sent in their name to the 50 state attorneys general and Attorney General Eric Holder demanding that President Obama produce his real birth certificate.
Read more, if you dare…
Here’s a clip of the first five minutes of the program:
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At last Orly’s client realizes that she’s being used by a crazy person. It certainly took her long enough. But the way I read it, she did originally try and get out of going to Iraq because she didn’t believe that Obama was born in the US. Now she’s upset because Orly filed a stay on her behalf. Oh the soap opera continues. 🙂
Bad news for Orly Taitz, the indefatigable birther attorney. On September 17, she filed a motion of consideration on behalf of her client Capt. Connie Rhodes, asking for her deployment to be delayed. It was, typically for Taitz, overheated and incoherent: “[T]his court ignores some of the soundest and most carefully researched and professionally assembled and presented evidence, collated and substantiated by a former agent of England’s Fabled ‘Scotland Yard.’”
Taitz’s motion was dismissed in an exasperated decision by Judge Clay Land that should definitely be read in full–I’ve provided an excerpt after the jump. (Erick Erickson of RedState is a fan of the dismissal.)
But the twist today comes from Capt. Rhodes herself. She has sent a letter to Judge Clay Land, blasting Taitz for filing the motion to stay her deployment without even asking her.
I could say something here…but maybe its just best to let Ms. Taitz speak for herself 😉
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