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Casperson's not sure about Obama's birthplace

February 26, 2013 - Jim Anderson
How much proof does State Sen. Tom Casperson want?

Casperson, a Republican from Wells Township, claimed in a recent radio interview that the media “never tried to get to bottom” of the question of whether President Barack Obama was born in the United States.

Say what?

Asked by Lansing radio host Michael Patrick Shiels if he believes Obama was born in the United States, Casperson responded, “Don’t know.” Casperson went on to say it’s “strange” that accusations Obama is lying about his birthplace have been summarily rejected by the mainstream press.

What’s strange, actually, is Casperson’s reluctance to accept Obama's birth certificate as Obama's birth certificate. The president has offered up the certificate not once, but twice. Each time a new birther conspiracy twist fizzles, it recycles again, only to be debunked once more.

Earlier this year, former Secretary of State Colin Powell advised fellow Republicans to loudly reject “birther nonsense.”

Apparently, Sen. Casperson is choosing “don’t know” as an alternative.

And that’s disappointing.



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