Wednesday, April 27, 2011


It's not going to help.

The idea that this is going to set the "birther" controversy to rest is a fallacy. Given that this isn't really about where the President was born, but about whether certain aggrieved Americans understand that he is just as American as they are, this release can't change that. Either the controversy will move on to something else (Donald Trump is already moving the questioning towards the President's academic record), or there will simply be "doubts" about the authenticity of the document.

I understand why this move was made, but it seems like an exercise in futility.

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