Friday, May 29, 2009

If that's a birth certificate, I'll …

New campaign helps people creatively express 'flushtration' over eligibility Posted: May 28, 2009 11:50 pm Eastern © 2009 WorldNetDaily WASHINGTON – Is that "birth certificate" of Barack Obama's worth the paper it is written on? That's the question raised by a new campaign offering toilet paper rolls imprinted with the "certification of live birth" posted on the Internet by Barack Obama's presidential campaign last fall. The effort is donating a portion of the proceeds from the campaign to WND's national billboard campaign that asks the simple question, "Where's the birth certificate?" Yesterday, the campaign received a boost when WND's White House correspondent, Les Kinsolving, asked Obama's press secretary, Robert Gibbs, why the president would not release his actual long-form birth certificate to the public and put to rest dozens of lawsuits and questions from hundreds of thousands of Americans concerned about his constitutional eligibility to serve. Kinsolving specifically made reference to a WND petition signed by nearly 400,000 people calling for full disclosure. "Are you looking for the president's birth certificate?" he asked incredulously. "Lester, this question in many ways continues to astound me. The state of Hawaii provided a copy with the seal of the president's birth. I know there are apparently at least 400,000 people – (laughter) – that continue to doubt the existence of and the certification by the state of Hawaii of the president's birth there, but it's on the Internet because we put it on the Internet for each of those 400,000 to download. I certainly hope by the fourth year of our administration that we'll have dealt with this burgeoning birth controversy." It was the first time any member of the press corps has publicly asked a member of the administration a question directly related to Obama's constitutional eligibility for office as a "natural born citizen." Politico has video of the exchange, which is embedded below:
The question comes as the controversy is heating up nationally – sparked in part by a new billboard campaign asking the question: "Where's the birth certificate?" The campaign has also raised more than $50,000 in contributions from the public. [Continue reading]

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