Baltimore Oriole Luke Scott reveals in an interview that he is a birther. Let the feigned outrage and indignation begin. (Yahoo Sports felt the need to reproduce a copy of the short form birth certificate that Obama has already supplied and most everyone has already seen along with a link to a website spouting the conventional wisdom. Gee thanks for setting us all straight.)
DB: You don’t think that Obama wasn’t born in the United States, do you?
LS: He was not born here.
LS: That’s my belief. I was born here. If someone accuses me of not being born here, I can go — within 10 minutes — to my filing cabinet and I can pick up my real birth certificate and I can go, “See? Look! Here it is. Here it is.” The man has dodged everything. He dodges questions, he doesn’t answer anything. And why? Because he’s hiding something.
You know what? People who have bad intentions, people that are deceivers or are not of honor and integrity — that’s how they act. I’ve seen it in every — it doesn’t matter what level. It can be in politics, it can be in business, it can be in sports, it can be in the construction field. Doesn’t matter. It’s all the same attitude. It’s the same thing.
People who tell the truth, they’re very easy to … their actions prove it. Something as simple providing a birth certificate. Come on. If you’re born here, there’s plenty of documents. But you know what? There’s no documentation of him. No legal documentation of him. There’s been lie after lie after lie exposed, but people put it under the carpet. Hence, the problem we have in this country.
I have never believed that Obama was born in Kenya, but have long maintained that he should release his long form birth certificate for no other reason than that people want to see it and are rightly curious as to why he hasn’t. While I don’t think Obama was born in Kenya, I think it is very possible that the long form birth certificate contains information he doesn’t want seen which is why he hasn’t authorized its release.
To be honest, Scott doesn’t represent the birther position all that well. He asserts that Obama wasn’t born here which is unwarranted based on what we do know. And he also seems to be unaware that Obama has released his short form bc and that a lot of people just weren’t satisfied with that. But the reason I went on and posted this is because Scott sums up very well I think how a lot of people feel about the issue.
If someone accuses me of not being born here, I can go — within 10 minutes — to my filing cabinet and I can pick up my real birth certificate and I can go, “See? Look! Here it is. Here it is.” The man has dodged everything. He dodges questions, he doesn’t answer anything. And why? Because he’s hiding something.
It seems to me that the impulse to wag the birth certificate in your critics’ faces and shut the Luke Scotts of the world up would be overwhelming. Until he does people will continue to go hmmm…