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Palin's 'Birther' Sympathies

Sarah Palin finally weighed in on whether President Obama is an American citizen. During an interview with conservative radio host Rusty Humphries, who asked if Palin would raise questions about Obama's birth certificate if she runs for office in 2012, Palin said that the public is "rightfully still making it an issue." She added, "I think it's a fair question, just like I think past associations and past voting records. All of that is fair game." Later, she noted that she'd put to rest questions about whether Trig was really her child by releasing his birth certificate. After the interview, on her Facebook page she wrote that "Voters have every right to ask candidates for information if they so choose," noting that "it was seemingly fair game" to question Trig's parentage during the 2008 election, but pointing out that "at no point" has she "asked the president to produce his birth certificate or suggested that he was not born in the United States." Obama released his birth certificate in June 2008, but the move only sparked further rumors that the document was faked.