Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Obama releases long-form birth certificate
Joe: apparently Obama has released the long form version of his birth certificate. Can’t figure out why he didn’t do this before for the sake of “transparency”. This is a link to a photo of the certificate. This may end up making Trump (and others) look silly, on the other hand Trump may get claim some credit for actually getting Obama to show it. It may also ignite new efforts to see Obama’s college records and other undisclosed documents. -Bob
By Julie Pace
Updated: 04/27/2011 09:33:16 AM CDT
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama says he's releasing his long-form birth certificate because the country doesn't have time for the "distraction" and "silliness" of questions being persistently raised about where he was born. The president spoke at the White House today after taking the unexpected step of releasing the document, which supplements Hawaii's official certification of the president's birth there. Obama had released that during the campaign.
Polls show large numbers of Republicans continue to doubt Obama is a natural born citizen eligible to be president. Real estate mogul Donald Trump had seized on the issue as he weighs a GOP candidacy.
Obama said the nation will solve its problems only if it's not distracted by such issues. http://www.twincities.com/allheadlines/ci_17939143