May 29th, 2012
08:05 PM ET

Letters to the President #1226: 'A birthday present from the Donald'

Reporter's Note: President Obama has been dogged from the start with questions regarding his birth certificate, which he ended by releasing the pertinent documentation some time ago…at least, I thought he had.

Dear Mr. President,

Well, I assume you are sending a nice fruit basket or some sort of mixed snacks to Donald Trump. Is there anything he could have done to make his own chosen candidate, Mitt Romney, squirm more than to bring up the birth certificate debate again?

I don’t think so.

For the millionth time, let’s review the facts; and yes, I’m fully aware that some people out there just refuse to accept that these are the facts.

Fact one: Some people think you were not really born in the United States, but instead, through some remarkably Machiavellian maneuvers a magnificent lie has been concocted, complete with paperwork, to suggest you really were born here so you could illegally abscond with the presidency.

Fact two: All the evidence says they’re wrong. By evidence, of course, I mean documents, testimony, and eyewitness accounts…in other words all the stuff we routinely rely on every single day in courts all across the land. Including in Hawaii.

Look, I get that some people remain very upset about you winning the Oval Office and they vigorously want to see you booted out on Election Day, if not sooner. I understand that they will grasp at any straw they think has a prayer of making that happen. They have that right in our Democracy, and they should not be ridiculed for pursuing that course. But once the straw has been broken, shredded, and pounded to a pulp, it is just silly for anyone to waste anymore time on it.

So, like I said, you ought to thank Donald Trump for bringing it up again. It’s not going to hurt you, and yet it will give Mitt Romney nothing but headaches on the day he is expected to finally have enough delegates to clinch his party’s nomination.

So even though it is a couple of months ahead of time, happy birthday.


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