Palin Backs Off Birther Talk

Calls birth certificate hoopla 'stupid conspiracy' theory
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 4, 2009 12:07 PM CST

(Newser) – Sarah Palin backpedaled mightily today on her comments that it was “fair” to question the legitimacy of President Obama’s birth certificate. On a radio show yesterday, Palin said voters were “rightfully making it an issue.” But at 1am today, a posting appeared on her Facebook page titled “Stupid Conspiracies." In it, the writer clarifies that though voters “have every right” to ask about the certificate, Palin wasn’t personally doing so.

“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,” the post reads. “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.”

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