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“Birthers” Find New Berths

Thursday, April 22, 2010

The matter of Barack Obama and his birth certificate is a story that just keeps going – and, it would seem, a topic that conservatives won’t let go of.

You’re probably familiar with the conspiracy theory put forward by so-called “birthers”: Obama, the son of an American mother and a Kenyan father, wasn’t really born in the United States, they claim. If true, Obama wouldn’t be a natural-born citizen and not eligible to hold the highest office in the land.

During the course of the 200 campaign, a scanned copy of Obama’s Hawaii birth certificate materialized, as did a couple of newspaper announcements from August 1961 heralding the future president’s arrival. Hawaii’s state health director attested to seeing the document and said it was legit.

Still, the buzz persists.

Continue reading on Bill Whalen’s blog Politi-Cal