Obama: I Can’t Plaster Birth Certificate to My Forehead
Says, plainly, 'the facts are the facts'
By Kate Seamons, Newser Staff
Posted Aug 30, 2010 7:55 AM CDT
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(Newser) – Barack Obama sat down for an extensive interview with Brian Williams last night, but much of the hot-button stuff comes in a two-minute segment about, you guessed it, religion and country o' birth. When asked about the "significant numbers" of Americans who believe he is a Muslim, the president replied, "There is a network of misinformation that in a new media era can get churned out constantly. There were those who said I couldn't win as US senator because i had a funny name. I trusted the American people's capacity to get beyond this nonsense."

Williams pushed back, wondering if the "sizable number" said something about Obama's communication skills. Obama replied: "Well, look, Brian, I can't spend all my time with my birth certificate plastered on my forehead. I don't think the American people want me to spend all my time on it." Mediate also notes that Obama told Williams he didn't watch any coverage of Glenn Beck's rally.

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Spraynard
Aug 31, 2010 9:04 AM CDT
Barack knows it's a waste of time to talk about this birther shit. But do the birthers know they're wasting all their time? Hilariously, no.
Dumb Dumb
Aug 31, 2010 8:24 AM CDT
Not plastered to his forehead. Just produce one as required by law.
matthew
Aug 31, 2010 7:07 AM CDT
It must have been on his mind. Brian didn't bring it up. Plaster? Come on. OK, how about passports?