Sean King

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Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Mark Joseph at HuffPo:

The only thing weirder than the Birthers are the anti-Birthers, who blame the Birthers for being conspiracy theorists yet actively feed the conspiracy by refusing to call for President Obama to release his birth certificate.

The state official in Hawaii who manages such things has reiterated that there is indeed an original birth certificate on file which would confirm President Obama's having been born in Hawaii and that she has seen it, but state law won't allow her to release it unless the president authorizes it.

So what's the problem here? Release the original and let's be done with this madness.



Indeed.

Birthers believe that failure to produce the original means it doesn't exist. I think that Obama was born in Hawaii and that the original certificate does exist. But I also think it likely that the original contains information that would somehow prove embarrassing or inconvenient for the President.

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