To all those readers furious at me for even asking to see the original birth certificate, I should note that I was made aware today that FactCheck.org did see the original, and I'd encourage the Obama peeps to show it to other outlets. After following all these confusing stories, and realizing that others have indeed seen and vetted the original, I don't see any further obligation on Obama's part. I'm still confused as to how the same original could be simultaneously in Chicago and Hawaii, but it seems to me that the president has done what is necessary.

My goal here is transparency and avoiding double standards. I'm sorry I got lost a little in the weeds there. And I would think it's clear enough I'm not part of the Birther crowd. I'm trying to defuse them. I'm done now. Conor has a good take here.

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