Darn It! She just can’t help herself
You know despite the allegations from the right, we ‘Lefties’ do not obssess over the Quitter From Wasilla, aka The Hockey Mom Sarah Palin, its just she keeps opening her mouth and presenting us with prize pieces of entertainment. In truth we ‘Lefties’ have a little love for the Palin just because you know whatever she says is going to say- albeit cringingly awful, but laugh out loud hilarious – with that nagging sense of ‘oh no – could she?’ In respect to – could she really become President!!!
So another day and another media appearance for her ‘bestseller’ book tour and Palin has been asked her views on the extreme rights favorite Obama conspiracy – the birth certificate! And without hesitation Palin reveals to the people she is – at least if it gets her in touch with her potential electorate – a BIRTHER!
“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.”
Now for anyone that does not follow American Politics – maybe a little weary of the wall to wall coverage us Brits got of the 2008 campaign, you will be forgiven for not knowing a birther is. Well for background purposes a birther is a ‘real american’ who believes that over 40 years ago a conspiracy theory started that included Hawain, Kenyan and a secret organisation inside America to put a non citizen half caste man into the White House so as to bring socialism, Communism, Nazism and every other nasty ism to the American people and destroy the fabric of the country to its core.
The number one head Birther is a woman called Orly Taitz who it must be pointed out for comedic purposes is a Russian immigrant, part time dentist and part time lawyer who married her husband for a green card. She has been to every court she can and on any news channel that will have her, flaunting a birth certificate that she says is the real deal – one that points to Obama actually being born in Kenya. Currently she is the recipient of a $20000 fine for wasting courts time and bringing forged documents to the courts.
Anyway I am sure we will be visiting the Birthers again so I will inject more background in as we go along. I’m the meantime back to Palin.
Now Palin – who in her many criticisms of the President has made up some extraordinary stories, including the much publicized but holds no water myth of death panels in the recent health care debate – has, after being questioned in a radio interview said there is no harm in asking the questions pertaining to the authenticity of Obama’s citizenship. And she backs this with an insistence that she doesn’t mind when people ask her if her youngest, baby Trig is hers because she and husband Todd have shown the records.
Well Sarah so has Obama. When this became an issue during the Presidential campaign Obamas team allowed the press to have access to the certificate and many independant news agencies and political fact checkers, looked over it and authenticated it. So Sarah how come we should believe your story and not the Presidents?
Because by asking a question about the birthplace of the President, its not a legitimate question – even Senator John McCain said it was a rumor and nothing more.
But Palin is after the popular vote and is aligning herself not with the mass that voted but with the minority but very noisy movement that even to GOPers, is causing a division that could be damaging for any hopes of a strong comeback in the midterm elections.
And why is Palin targetting these extreme views? Because despite what she said about resigning her role as Governor to spend time with her family she has in fact ‘Gone Rogue’ and is seeking a potential comeback politically. Because for her she has listened for the small minority of people that are championing her as the next POTUS and she believes the hype. Damn you John McCain!
The question I would have liked Sarah to answer is why she thinks, even after he has produced his birth certificate, why does she not believe him and if not what exactly she does believe.
I won’t hold my breath.
By the way for anyone who wants to know, Factcheck.org has comprehensively looked at the birth certificate issue: http://www.factcheck.org/elections-2008/born_in_the_usa.html
I have included the Daily Kos video on the Latest Video segment on the right side panel, or you can view it at: http://www.dailykos.com/tv/w/002387/
Oh and here is Palins final word from her facebook:
Sarah Palin: Stupid Conspiracies Yesterday at 10:16pm
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.
– Sarah Palin