Sarah Palin's remark
that inquiries into President Obama's birth record
are "fair game" has come full circle. Now one of her most tireless critics,
The Atlantic's Andrew Sullivan, is reasserting his request for the
birth records of her son, Trig. Sullivan has long questioned
whether or not Palin is Trig's biological mother. Meanwhile,
bloggers are flocking to defend or excoriate her:
- Vindication--Now Let's See the Trig Evidence, writes Andrew Sullivan at The Atlantic: "The news here is that, to her credit, Palin says that all inquiries
into a candidate's veracity, record, associations, and medical history
are legitimate forms of inquiry. She therefore backs this blog's
near-solitary attempt to get her to provide evidence - after very
serious questions of fact emerged - that she was indeed the biological
mother of Trig. To all those Palinites and McCainiacs and right and
left bloggers who decried this question as lunatic, Palin has now said
she differs. They were more Palinite than Palin."
- No One Should Be Surprised By Palin's Comment, says liberal writer Paul Thornton at The Los Angeles Times: "I have to ask: Is the fact that Palin uttered something so nutty really
surprising? At this point, our ability to feel taken aback by anything
Palin does (barring some kind of Arianna Huffington-esque
political conversion) is pretty worn out. She could come out and say
the Earth is 10,000 years old, that gays can be 'cured,' that the
president pals around with terrorists or that some parts of the country
are more 'pro-America' than others (correction: the last two she actually said).
We'd roll our eyes and perhaps indulge in the guilty pleasure that
comes with feeling a little less small-minded those who seek power. But
- Giver Her a Break, She's Got a Good Sense of Humor, writes conservative blogger Dan Riehl:
"It gave me a chuckle more than anything. It does say a lot about Sarah
Palin and why people like her so much. She's candid, honest and
unafraid. Those are extremely rare qualities in politicians these days. She's really just making a few simple points that are undeniably true."
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