Birthers will not give up on Obama's birth certificate and the White House does everything to help them out
UPDATE: The president finally released his official birth certificate. The document, his full statement and our commentary is now posted over here.)
Because the question of Barack Hussein Obama's birth certificate and true nationality is such a sensitive and completely embarrassing issue for the Democratic president that just won't go away, the White House Tuesday talked it up again.
Our LATimes.com colleague quoted a White House spokesman as calling it a "settled issue."
Press Secretary Jay Carney, who claims to have been born in Washington on May 22, 1965, reportedly said:
I just think it's a distraction and it's an unfortunate distraction from the issues that I think most Americans care about.
Obama wishes the issue that makes proponents look goofy would go away so badly that he makes smiling references to it in speeches, in case anyone's forgotten.
In 2008, his campaign even gave The Ticket a copy of Obama's so-called birth certificate from Hawaii. We reproduce it here again today; click on the image to enlarge it for closer examination.
Readers will now flock in to eagerly point out that this is not actually....