Surprise! ‘Birther Queen’ Not Convinced

Father's race should be 'Negro,' not 'African,' claims Orly Taitz
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 28, 2011 2:24 AM CDT
‘Birther Queen’ Orly Taitz Not Convinced By Obama Birth Certificate
This handout image provided by the White House shows a copy of the long form of President Barack Obama's birth certificate from Hawaii.   (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Looks like "birther queen" Orly Taitz isn't ready to give up that title just yet. The release of President Obama's long-form birth certificate is "a step in the right direction," she tells TMZ, but she has spotted a big problem with the document: The race of Obama's father—a Kenyan—is listed as "African" instead of "Negro," Taitz observes.

"In those days nobody wrote African as a race, it just wasn't one of the options," Taitz claims. "It sounds like it would be written today, in the age of political correctness, and not in 1961." Taitz has, however, broadened her range of conspiracies a little. Obama once used a Social Security number that wasn't assigned to him and graduated from Columbia University in 9 months, not 2 years, she claims in an interview with the Wall Street Journal. (Read more birther stories.)

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