Skip to comments.Palin : OK to press Obama's eligibility
Posted on 12/04/2009 8:47:06 AM PST by RobinMasters
The public is "rightfully" making questions about Barack Obama's eligibility to be president into an issue, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin declared yesterday.
"Would you make the birth certificate an issue if you ran?" Palin was asked in an interview on the Rusty Humphries national radio show.
"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 that members of the electorate still want answers," she replied.
Humphries asked: "Do you think it's a fair question to be looking at?"
"I think it's a fair question, just like I think past association and past voting records all of that is fair game," Palin said. "The McCain-Palin campaign didn't do a good enough job in that area."
Palin said it was legitimate to question Obama's eligibility, referring to "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, and use the same [inaudible] thinking on the other one," she added.
(Excerpt) Read more at wnd.com ...
” After Humphries’ interview, however,
Palin posted a message on her Facebook page
under the banner “Stupid conspiracies,” clarifying
that she has not and will not press the issue of the president’s eligibility. “
“I think it’s a fair question, just like I think past association and past voting records all of that is fair game,” Palin said. “The McCain-Palin campaign didn’t do a good enough job in that area.”
Palin sidestepped the question to a degree by saying it was a “legitimate issue” but one she wouldn’t press only because there were others already doing it.
With these comments Palin will be portrayed as a birther nut and it will come back to haunt her if she ever decides to run for Prez. She should have just said “no”, but she didn’t want to piss off a large segment of her supporters and depress book sales.
Of course, the Palinistas will spin this as a “brilliant manuever” when it is a political gaffe of enormous implications.
But only if one is considering running for office.
You obviously believe that Obama has spent millions to keep his birth certificate hidden , because he considers his birth a private affair between his mother and whoever the hell was his father.
So you think Arnold Scharzneggar should be able to claim to be a natural American and no one should question it.
It is a pretty simple request for Obaam to just tell Hawaii to open his records. As it is for John Kerry to open his military records, but neither has yet to do it.
“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,” she replied.”
Can somebody explain to me what this means? If she thinks it is a fair/legitimate question and that the “electorate” still wants answers, why wouldn’t she bother to make it an issue?
I know I’m going to get pummeled by the Palinistas, but it is this kind of bizarre answer that is going to dog her for the next couple of years, particularly if she decides to run.
Palin eventually is going to have to decide if she wants to run for President or pacify her supporters because I’m increasingly coming to the conclusion she won’t be able to do both.
And this is just the tip of the iceberg. I can think of other questions she’s going to have trouble dealing with if she can’t figure out how to handle this relatively easy one from a conservative radio host.
Well! If Sarah says I must do! as a Sarahbot!
The Obama continues to question her qualifications to be President both directly and indirectly through their friends in the “media”. Why would they do that? Because they have a real eligibility problem? Obama should release the long form and clear it up, or lay off the attacks on Sarah Palin. I wouldn’t be surprised if the impetus for the dismissed ethics charges against then-Governor Palin weren’t coming out of the White House.
The question isn’t whether it’s a legitimate question it’s how a prospective Presidential nominee handles the question in front of the public.
“The McCain-Palin campaign didn’t do a good enough job in that area.”
This is another dumb ass response. This can be intepreted as Palin saying that if she were in charge the “birther” issue would have been front and center of her campaign.
Do you honestly think a Presidential candidate can win a national election putting the “birther” issue on their campaign platform?
This isn’t an issue aout the legitimacy of the birther question, it’s about political savvy and being able to move quickly on one’s feet when confronted with an unexpected qustion in an interview.
Wrong about Kerry. His military service is not related to his eligibility to be Senator. But one must be a natural-born American citizen to be president, and proving that requires a birth certificate.
Rusty Humphries is a CONSERVATIVE radio host! So now conservative radio hosts are part of the Obama media propaganda machine?
OFF WITH RUSTY HUMPHRIES HEAD!
It would seem to me that producing a verifiable and legit birth certificate would be, and should be, the first thing anyone should do when announcing an interest in running for president of this country.
Also, to my knowledge, Barry is the only president that did not spend his formative years in the United States. He has to be missing that core sense of being an American that American children are taught in school and in the home. He did not have that. He did not grow up pledging allegience each morning in school, or singing the basic patriotic songs such as America the Beautiful, etc. No wonder he has gravitated to those in the societal fringes. He never really felt like an American.
Birth certificate? Citizenship? There is much yet to be discovered and I believe it will be.
I don't think her answer gives anything more to the Press to smack her around with. They already have their line laid out; she's a whacko, period.
I doubt that you will be able to grasp this, but it may help some others who have questions.
I heard what she said as this: Because the voters think it’s an important question, and because BHO hasn’t provided a suitable answer, it is a fair question for voters to pursue, but I don’t think I will be pursueing it.
“I think the public rightfully is still making it an issue.”
What part of “rightfully” do you not understand?
No, I think she did great by lumping it together with the Trig issue.
The MSM won't press her on this because they know they didn't vet Ozero the same way they did her.
Hehe, I did think I was wasting my time. Evidently my answer was incomprehensible to you
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