The Jig Is Up

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The Obama-isn't-a-U.S.-citizen story is still in high gear.

I think it is time we face facts.

Announcementclose-up This birth announcement which appeared in the Honolulu Advertiser  on August 13, 1961 (Obama was born on August 4) clearly was put there by Obama's maternal grandparents, who knew full well that 47 years later, there would be an issue about Obama's citizenship when he ran for president.

Busted.

Seriously though, debunking of this silly conspiracy theory is at its best here and here.  Politico adds:

It is possible that Obama conspired his way to the precipice of the world’s biggest job, involving a vast network of people and government agencies over decades of lies. Anything’s possible.

But step back and look at the overwhelming evidence to the contrary and your sense of what’s reasonable has to take over.

Sense of what's reasonable takes over?  Well, not for some.

UPDATE:  And another conspiracy theory comes back to the surface.  The Palin-ain't-the-baby-mama-of-Trig theory.

Andrew Sullivan has unearthed a rare photo of Palin pregnant, which he claims as proof that she was not pregnant.

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The problem with this picture, according to Sullivan?  It was taken on March 26, 2008, only three weeks before Palin delivered a "full-term, 6 pound" Trig.  Furthermore, there are (according to Sullivan) no birth records or medical records which indicate that Sarah (as opposed to her daughter) were pregnant.

I'm going to plead ignorance on this.  Maybe when Palin get pregnant, she doesn't show that much.

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Oh….

But seriously — and I can't believe I'm writing this — I think Michelle Malkin is right (god forgive me):  there are "Truthers" on the right and left, and they're all nuts.