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Ken Cuccinelli Responds To Birther Blog Post

Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli has responded to the audio clip that I wrote about earlier today regarding challenges to Barack Obama’s citizenship:

Virginia Attorney General Kenneth T. Cuccinelli denied accusations Monday that he is a “birther,” saying that a recording of him saying it is not “beyond the realm of possibility” President Obama was born in Kenya reflected “a hypothetical legal answer” to a question.

“I absolutely believe that President Obama was born in America. I don’t buy into the claims that he wasn’t,” Cuccinelli told The Post in a statement.

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“On the tape, I was asked a hypothetical legal question, and I gave a hypothetical legal answer in response,” Cuccinelli said in his statement. “As I said previously, this issue was not a part of my campaign, and it is not part of what I am doing now as attorney general.”

And that, I would say is the end of that.

I do have to say, though, that I don’t really buy the “hypothetical question” response. Go back and read the transcript, and it’s pretty clear that whoever Cuccinelli was talking to was not asking a hypothetical question. He should know better than to talk to loons like that as if they are serious people.

2 Responses to “Ken Cuccinelli Responds To Birther Blog Post”

  1. James Young says:

    Re: your last paragraph.

    As I said all along. But don’t let facts get in the way of a good smear, Doug.

  2. Frank Wrench says:

    It had all the makings of a good hypothetical answer until the “And that doesn’t seem beyond the realm of possibility” part.

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