Who's the dope?
Since I've discussed the birth certificate here from time to time (mostly from the angle of "why keep it private if it's there and can be proven?"), I figured Obama's supposed 'closure' should be my closure, too. But, there's a lot of action on my sitemeter for THIS article I posted a while back about why Obama would spend nearly $2 million to keep the birth certificate hidden. Perhaps others had the same thoughts I had this morning when he sauntered out to the microphones and basically called anybody who questioned his not having provided definite proof the minute the controversy arose a dope. So, who's the dope?
SO, I found THIS piece, from a blog that appears otherwise fairly neutral, and from which I copy/paste below in italics:
We should note that, since Obama was elected, a number of federal cases related to the birth certificate issue — including several filed by or with the assistance of California attorney Orly Taitz, a leader among Obama birth certificate questioners — have been handled by federal attorneys, including those with the U.S. Department of Justice.
We interpret the quotations by Trump and Palin to mean payments made by Obama in a personal capacity, not in cases where he’s represented in an official capacity by government lawyers. For one thing, both Trump and Palin used the term “legal fees,” which would be irrelevant in a case defended by government lawyers. (Z: why would anybody necessarily interpret it that way? I believe the point is that a lot of money was spent by ANYBODY (turns out it's yours and mine now!)...isn't that enough of a curiosity?)
But, while we don’t know exactly how much the Obama camp spent on their private lawyers, there were many, many non-birth-certificate duties that a law firm typically handles in the wake of a presidential campaign, which suggests that any birth certificate work was a small percentage of the overall fees paid to Perkins Coie. :-) (Z; does it suggest that, really?)
And so, NOW WE ARE DONE! He was BORN HERE and it just took him two years to show us the certificate because he's been 'distracted' with government business! AND he got every network and all the local stations cutting into normal programming for his explanation about his birth certificate ... as he even said (so cunningly), he doesn't get that for MUCH MUCH more important issus! So WHO made this an issue? :-)
Let's hope the sun's set over this one. I, for one, am very happy this is over.......and I hope, if it's all true, it stays over. Maybe even the "why two years?" question will disappear. Should it? By the way, he sure got a good slam in this talk this morning, didn't he? "We've got enormous challenges here!" "I've got other things to do" And he spoke as if every Republican only talked about this issue......quite a campaign speech again. And all the networks and every single local station. about a birth certificate whose authenticity could have been put to rest two years ago. unreal. Come to think of it, maybe we ARE the dopes.