As anyone close to the Obama Conspiracy scene knows by now, Sarah Palin offered some peculiar words during her appearance last Thursday (December 3, 2009) on Rusty Humphries’ talk radio show:
Would you make the birth certificate an issue if you ran?
Palin: 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 ’cause I think there are enough members of the electorate who still want answers. …
I mean, truly, if your past is fair game and your kids are fair game, certainly Obama’s past should be. I mean, we want to treat men and women equally, right?
Palin: Hey, you know, that’s a great point, in that weird conspiracy-theory freaky thing that people talk about that Trig isn’t my real son. And a lot of people say, “Well you need to produce his birth certificate! You need to prove that he’s your kid!” Which we have done. But yeah, so maybe we could reverse that and use the same [unintelligible]-type thinking on them.
The suggestion that Palin had finally joined the birther movement set off major media alarms across the country, as did her Facebook “retraction”:
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.
The Los Angeles Times wrote: We’re still scratching our head as to what exactly Sarah Palin meant by her four-sentence blog post Thursday night on Facebook.
Me?, I’m not scratching my head. What I see is a political opportunist, happy to encourage others to smear the president, while being too cowardly to take a position herself. In my opinion, it was this very dishonesty and lack of integrity that lost her and McCain the last election in favor of a very inexperienced candidate, who was elected against all conventional wisdom.