Wednesday, April 27, 2011

(but how soon will the "FORGERY!" sites start popping up?; UPDATE: Awesome -- Trump is a doubter already!)

I've been thinking for a while now that Barack Obama is, y'know, the president and all, so even if Hawaii law forbids the release of his original birth certificate, it would be in his best interest to pull some strings and prevail upon the state to make the thing public. That's what I said at the end of this post, and in comments to the post.

And now it's happened:

The President believed the distraction over his birth certificate wasn’t good for the country. It may have been good politics and good TV, but it was bad for the American people and distracting from the many challenges we face as a country. Therefore, the President directed his counsel to review the legal authority for seeking access to the long form certificate and to request on that basis that the Hawaii State Department of Health make an exception to release a copy of his long form birth certificate. They granted that exception in part because of the tremendous volume of requests they had been getting. President Barack Obama's long form birth certificate can be seen here (PDF)...

No surprises regarding parentage. Or residency. Or religion (which isn't listed). Click to enlarge.

Now, I can't wait for the crazies' microanalyses of this document. (Look -- this capital K is misaligned, but this one isn't!) The true loons won't stop.

But Trump will -- at least he'll stop the birther part of birtherism, though I bet he'll still say there are too many secrets we still don't know!!! And he'll claim he's pleased that this is now straightened out. Doesn't matter, though -- he looks like an idiot now. And hey, Jerome Corsi -- didn't Matt Drudge say your book Where's the Birth Certificate? just went to the printer? Planning to pulp it now?

Oh, and nice timing to do this the day Trump is headed to New Hampshire to headline a GOP fund-raiser. Tee-hee.

By the way, I said this a while back about how Trump intended to approach the humbling nature of campaigning in Iowa and New Hampshire:

But can't you see him magisterially propelling himself into an Iowa state fair, or down a main street in small-town New Hampshire, in a motorcade of Escalades? And are we really sure that couldn't work -- winning the nomination, by being the macher, the mack, the big pimp?

And now this is what he's doing today:

The billionaire real estate mogul and reality television star is slated to arrive by private helicopter at 9 a.m. Wednesday morning at the Portsmouth International Airport where he will hold a news conference upon landing.

Big pimpin'! But with the release of the birth certificate, he's been, er, trumped.


UPDATE: Zandar's response is exactly the opposite -- he thinks this emboldens the birthers (who'll just ask for more information), and he thinks this means Obama's on the defensive. I see his point. But I think birtherism was starting to seem kinda-sorta credible to a lot of low-information swing-voter types -- and now the people who pursued this have much less credibility when they say anything. That's my read, at least; we'll see how this plays out.


UPDATE: Even though he's bragging about getting this document no rational person really ever needed to see, Trump's not convinced it's real yet!

As for the actual document, Trump added, "We have to look at it, we have to see ... is it real? Is it proper? What's on it? But I hope it checks out beautifully."

He's now forever yoked to every idiot who won't let this rest. And there'll be plenty of them.

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