I’m not sure what your point is. Palin herself said the B/C issue was LEGITIMATE in her recent interview. The problem with the issue is that “BIRTHERS” and “TRUTHERS” get mixed into the same lump by the MSM. I cannot read Palin’s mind. She said the B/C issue was legitimate. She indicated that she believes Barry was born in the US. I can infer by her past statements that she is in the “TRUTHER” camp. In other words she does not believe Barry was born in Kenya BUT by stating that the issue is legitimate she acknowledges he is hiding his B/C for a very good reason.
She didn’t say the issue was legitimate. She said that conspiray theorists, even if they are stupid conspiracies (the title she gave to her facebook entry), have a RIGHT to ask questions of politicians, no matter how outrageous the questions might be (such as the outrageous questions about her son).
The only bone she threw to the “birthers” as you call them is that she mentions that she did provide the birth certificate (although that hasn’t stopped her attackers from still raising the issue).
DO you think she would ignore a legitimate question? She specifically says she never asked Obama the question, and if she thought the question was a good one, she certainly would have asked it. She has no problem telling Obama what else he should do, when she thinks it’s legitimate.
My proximate point is that when a politicians says “I would never ask Obama about the birth certificate”, you do a disservice by posting a photoshop of her ASKING OBAMA FOR HIS BIRTH CERTIFICATE. She said she’d never ask the question, so why do you post a picture showing her ASKING the question she never asked, unless you think she SHOULD be the one asking the question?
I think Sarah Palin was quite gracious in defending the birth certificate folk’s right to ask their questions, rather than coming right out and saying the question was stupid. But maybe she needs to be more direct than she already was, if the birth certificate folks actually think her response supported their position.