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Sarah Palin Defends Herself Against 'Birther' Accusation

Despite saying the public was "rightfully" making President Barack Obama's birthplace an issue -- which questions his legitimacy to be U.S. president -- former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin now calls it a "stupid conspiracy."

Palin took to her Facebook page last night and wrote the following:

"Voters have every right to ask candidates for information if they so
choose. I’ve pointed out that it was seemingly fair game during the 2008
election for many on the left to badger my doctor and lawyer for proof that Trig
is in fact my child. Conspiracy-minded reporters and voters had a right to
ask... which they have repeatedly. But at no point – not during the campaign,
and not during recent interviews – have I asked the president to produce his
birth certificate or suggested that he was not born in the United
States." - Sarah Palin

Earlier in the day, Palin told conservative talk radio host Rusty Humphries:

"I think the public rightfully is still making it an issue." Palin said. "I don't have a problem with that. I don't know if I would have to bother to make it an issue, because I think that members of the electorate still want answers."

When Humphries asked if she thought it was fair to keep investigating Obama's birth location and -- as a result -- his constitutional legitimacy to be president, Palin answered that she absolutely thought it was "fair game."

The discussion about Obama's legitimacy starts at about the 7:45 mark on the video:


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