I have been following the Obama birth certificate thing since John McCain was still busy throwing away the election, and I really don’t know what to think. I find it imminently believable that a party that believes in a living constitution would have absolutely no problem covering up something like that on the grounds that it’s an “anachronistic law and has no place in modern society”.
Ann Coulter seems to think that it’s a non-issue. I’m inclined to think that it’s probably not an issue that we’re going to be able to use against the Hope and Change. I have a few thoughts…
1) It is possible that Obama could be intentionally yanking the chains of conservatives in order to misdirect them and keep them from looking for things that could really hurt them. It is possible that he’s merely waiting for the moment that the birth certificate folks gain enough momentum and then authorizes it’s release and pulls the rug right out from under them causing a significant credibility hit.
2) For somebody who has promised the “most transparent administration in history” the way he’s handled the questions about his birth is certainly NOT transparent (amongst all the other things he hasn’t been transparent on…). One would have to give Obama some grudging respect if he actually governed in the open and transparent way that he had promised to. Thus far, this is certainly not the case.
3) The media has absolutely not done their due diligence on Obama. Fox, ABC, NBC, CBS, and CNN have not asked Obama to release certified copies of the certificate to them so that they can interview experts about it on the air. It’s not like it’s a terribly expensive thing, and it’s not like it should be that hard to tell the story of Obama’s birth. If we know exactly where when and how George Washington was born, why not Obama? Why can’t these major media people with all their big money do a biography on the life of Obama and interview people from his life, starting at his birth and moving forward to the present? It’s legitimate news and it would settle the issue once and for all. Why isn’t there a one stop shop for a all the information you could ever want to know about Barack Obama? Surely there’s a book or a DVD or something that actually investigates and documents his life? A quick search of Amazon reveals precious little, and what is there appears to even be panned by supporters of Obama as lightweight fluff.