Sarah Palin: Obama Birth Certificate Question Legit Because of Conspiracy Theories Surrounding Her Son Trig


Sarah Palin spoke to conservative radio host Rusty Humphries yesterday and said that she agrees with those with concerns over Obama's birth certificate.

Said Palin: "I think the public rightfully is still making it an issue. I don't have a problem with that. I don't know if I would have to bother to make it an issue [if I ran for election], because I think that members of the electorate still want answers...I think it's a fair question, just like I think past association and past voting records — all of that is fair game. The McCain-Palin campaign didn't do a good enough job in that area."

She also legitimized the debate by offering the comparison that she had to produce a birth certificate to prove her son Trig was really hers.

Palin later "clarified" her views on Facebook: "Voters have every right to ask candidates for information if they so choose. I’ve pointed out that 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. 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."