Wednesday, April 27, 2011

A Certificate of Embarrassment

New York Times editorial: "With sardonic resignation, President Obama, an eminently rational man, stared directly into political irrationality on Wednesday and released his birth certificate to history. More than halfway through his term, the president felt obliged to prove that he was a legitimate occupant of the Oval Office. It was a profoundly low and debasing moment in American political life. ... It was particularly galling to us that it was in answer to a baseless attack with heavy racial undertones. ... Mr. Obama was tactically smart to release the certificate and marginalize those who continue to keep the matter alive. It is tragic that American politics is fueled by such poisonous fire."

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