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December 04, 2009

Sadly Obligatory: Yes, Palin Made a Statement About "Stupid Conspiracies" Trig Trutherism...and Birtherism

Just so she's clear:

Voters have every right to ask candidates for information if they so choose. Ive 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.

A mixed message. Voters have every right to ask, but she has not asked and she has not suggested he was born elsewhere. Well, okay. Dare I wonder that she hasn't asked because it is a "stupid conspiracy?"

Later: For reasons passing understanding, some of the commenters accuse me of painting Palin as a birther. Except...I quoted her when she said she never suggested that the President was not born in the United States and that she called it a stupid conspiracy comparable to Trig Trutherism.

So, yeah. And they say I'm the one with reading comprehension issues...

UPDATE: (Russ from Winterset): As the official AoSHQ Palin Apologist, I hereby certify this post to be "Palin Friendly". Carry on.

Ah, I Understand the Confusion Now [Gabe]: Xombozo asks "Ok Gabe, then what's the point of the post? If you agree she's saying Birthers are nuts then what problem do you have with what she said?"

I don't have a problem with what she said. The point of this post is that many were discussing it in the comments to other posts. It is, therefore, newsworthy enough to have its own post, though I did resist because it's kinduva stupid deal (see headline "Sadly Obligatory").

Russ is right.


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