Sarah Palin, Thursday afternoon:
“Would you make the birth certificate an issue if you ran?” she was asked [by conservative radio host Rusty Humphries].
“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 bothered to make it an issue, because I think that members of the electorate still want answers,” she replied.
“Do you think it’s a fair question to be looking at?” Humphries persisted.
“I think it’s a fair question, just like I think past association and past voting records — all of that is fair game,” Palin said. “The McCain-Palin campaign didn’t do a good enough job in that area.”
Sarah Palin, Thursday night:
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.
We wondered the other day whether Republicans are outfitted with special “silent fence” collars that deliver a jolt when they step over a line we can’t discern. Our suspicions remain aroused.