Thursday, July 30, 2009

Blunt spokesman: Birther video was edited

U. S. Senate candidate Roy Blunt must be getting negative feedback from the release of a video showing him asking why President Obama cannot show a birth certificate.

Dave Catanese at KY3 Political Notebook tracked down Blunt spokesman Rich Chrismer, who said, of all things, that the video was edited.

Of course, the video was edited. That is obvious from anyone watching it, especially since it goes back and forth between the rather obnoxious interviewer and various members of Congress. But at the same time, what Blunt said is clear.

In a statement to The Notebook, Blunt campaign spokesman Rich Chrismer said, "We encourage this blog to release the video of the entire interview instead of only the edited version which take his comments completely out of context."

"This is what happens when you talk to reporters and have press conferences. Things can be taken out of context when you open yourself up to media on a daily basis. We are not going to take the Robin Carnahan approach of dodging questions and hiding from the media," Chrismer said.

Chrismer is right on the money. Robin Carnahan must be dodging the issues. As far as I can recall, Blunt is the only one running for U. S. Senate from Missouri who has questioned why Obama can't provide a birth certificate.

Roy Blunt will discover that only the far fringe of his Republican base buys into this birther conspiracy theory. He needs to distance himself from it as quickly as possible.


kay9 said...

Proof that Obama is a natural-born citizen of the United States would not satisfy Blunt's requirement. At least, I should say, not to Blunt's satisfaction.

Therefore, I would like to humbly submit that Roy Blunt has outed himself as a shyster and panderer to the fringe nutjobs.

Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Blunt was born in Missouri, so what is your point?