I’m sure you’ve heard by now, Obama released the long form birth certificate this morning, which has a lot of people, including me, wondering about the timing.  I personally don’t believe this was intended to resolve the issue.  I think Obama actually wants the “distraction,” and he’s feeding fuel to the fire.  But I’m cynical.

The President directed his counsel to review the legal authority for seeking access to the long-form certificate and to request that the Hawaii State Department of Health make an exception to release a copy of his long form birth certificate, Pfeiffer explained.

“They granted that exception in part because of the tremendous volume of requests they had been getting,” he wrote.

During the 2008 campaign, the Obama camp released a copy of his birth certificate — the same document that the state of Hawaii would have released to any person born there. But the conspiracy theories continued.

Donald isn’t satisfied.  He wants Obama’s school records.

Newt wants to know why it took so long.

No word yet from Rose.

The last pre-release poll showed that one-half of Republicans believed that Obama was not born in the US.  Unfortunately this poll doesn’t include the numbers who believe he was born in Hawaii, but don’t believe that Hawaii is part of the US.

Fox News headline:  “White House releases what it says is the President’s birth certificate.” (italics added)

Oh, and if you want to see the forgery itself in pdf, here it is.