You know what a birther is don't you?
One of those folks, like Orly Taitz, who suggests that President Obama was not born in the United States, and by default is unable to be elected President. They demand to see his birth certificate, even though it has been repeatedly proven that he has in fact shown his birth certificate, doing so in fact as late as June of this year to once again put to rest the rumors that he was not born in this country.
Sarah was interviewed on Rusty Humphries radio show and this is what was said:
"Would you make the birth certificate an issue if you ran?" she was asked
(around 9 minutes into the video above).
"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.
"Do you think it's a fair question to be looking at?" Humphries persisted.
"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."
Politico Story & Link to Video
I bolded the important part of the comment she made for a reason.
Today, Sarah is backtracking on her statement. On her facebook posting in response to the media latching onto her comments and calling her a "birther", she has replied with this:
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
Sarah Palin Facebook
Do you notice the disconnect? Her fans don't. Here is what the fans at Conservatives 4 Palin have written in response to this latest "foot in mouth" event from Sarah their beloved:
Regarding the Latest "Controversy"
By Daniel Terrapin
Predictably, Governor Palin's opponents continue to intentionally distort her words in order to harm her politically. This time they wish to cast her as a "birther" in the hopes of portraying her as extreme, racist, or someone who is easily caught up in strange conspiracy theories. It should serve as no surprise that they are wrong again.While on the Rusty Humphries show, Governor Palin was asked if she would make the "birth certificate an issue" if she ran for President. She replied that it wouldn't be necessary to make it an issue because the electorate can do so if they choose. Governor Palin didn't suggest that the President wasn't born here. She simply said that the electorate can ask whatever they want of a candidate, as some did with Trig. She's not going to second guess the electorate's right to ask questions.By comparing it to Trig Trutherism, Governor Palin hinted at how seriously she takes the "birth certificate issue" regardless of whether it is fair game or not. However, this won't stop some from seizing any opportunity to attack Governor Palin.As her opponents continue to make things up, we'll continue to set the record straight.
C4P Misrepresenting what was said in order to defend Sarah
It is important to point out that there is a serious flaw in the reasoning going on here. First and foremost, Sarah did not state she did not believe in the "birther" issue as she is claiming now. She said she didn't know if she would have to bother making it an issue & the public is rightfully making it an issue.
That is not the same thing as saying she doesn't believe it is an issue, or as some in the C4P land of alternate reality suggest that she is putting in the same catagory as the "trig truther" issue. In fact she claims she did provide evidence that Trig is her son, so she has opened the door for those who suggest he is not her son, for she has not offered proof of anything except her word that Trig is indeed her natural child. Sarah stated quite clearly that the "public is still rightfully making it an issue", which says she believes it is an issue, and that the public is right to bring it to everyones attention. Really Sarah?
She backtracks on her facebook page and claims that it is only conspiracy minded reporters and people who are questioning this issue, but that isn't what she said at the time. Me thinks someone within her camp slapped her upside the head and told her that she should never have gone that far in her statements and now she is yet again being forced to backtrack on something she said. Her fans will continue to twist things in order to defend her, that is no surprise whatsoever, as I have said repeatedly they worship the ground she walks on and in their eyes she can do no wrong, she makes no mistakes..it is only everyone else who misunderstands her and misrepresents what she is saying, even though you show what she said, and offer it with no edits, she has still been misunderstood in their viewpoint if it happens to show her in a bad light!
Sarah brought this upon herself and it shows us why indeed the McCain staffers sought to keep her from speaking to reporters whenever she felt like as it is obvious she will blurt out her true feelings on matters and that would leave a great many more people questioning her sanity.
It is also important to point out that Sarah as now admitted that she thinks past associations and voting records are fair game as well.
This from the woman who wanted McCain staffers to lie about her husbands involvement in the AIP and her close association with its members, its goals and ideals.
Sarah you have opened a door that will now bring you more headaches than you can imagine and I am looking forward to more claims of the victim status from you as it should be more entertaining than I can put into words.