Friday, December 4, 2009
Governor Palin, while interviewed on the Rusty Humphries Show yesterday, was asked if she would make an issue of the Obama birth certificate debate. Her response was simply that she wouldn't have to make it an issue; the electorate made it an issue. In response to whether she thought the birth certificate question was a fair question for people to raise, her response was that candidates' associations and backgrounds are subject to questions. She then pointed out that she was asked to produce evidence that Trig was her real son, and so she did. In other words, people ask questions that they want answers to, no matter how absurd. She did not say--or even suggest--that President Obama is not an American citizen.
Some will blow this up and try to make something deep and dark out of it. That's because they continue to look for Sarah Palin dirt. There's no dirt to be found. She was asked a question, and she answered. Her answer was common sense: voters asks questions they want answers to, period.
She addressed this via Facebook. How fitting is the title:
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