Jason Pye passes on a video of Rep. Nathan Deal (R-Ga.), a candidate for governor of Georgia, being questioned by minor birther figure Carl Swensson (of “citizen grand jury” fame), and explaining the current status of his request for President Obama to release his birth certificate.
Video and transcript after the jump:
I think that it is a communication that deserves, at least, his response, first of all, I think — which we have not received. But in essence what I told him is this. When I am asked a congressman, from constituents, hard questions, I don’t shy away from hard questions. I try to answer those questions. If I don’t have the information to answer the questions, I have to go to the people who do have the answer. In this case I think the president is the one who can clear this up. What I’m asking him to do is tell me where I can ask my constituents to go to see authentic documentation that he says will satisfy their curiousity.
I know that some folks are trying to label this as politically incorrect. I want to tell you something. Political incorrectness is paralyzing our society. These kinds of things deserve straightforward responses. And I think this ought to be put to rest I’m not questioning his legitimacy to serve as president. I would think he’d like to clear that up in as unequivocal a fashion as possible. And that’s simply all I’m asking.
Deal’s take is reminiscent (if it’s fair to compare the two conspiracy theories) of the logic behind the 9/11 Truth Statement that brought down former Green Jobs “Czar” Van Jones. It’s not that he himself doubts Obama’s citizenship — it’s that Questions Are Being Asked.
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