Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) on Friday snapped at critics who allege she is trying to cast doubt on the validity of the president's birth certificate.
Wrote the former governor in a brief Facebook post this morning:
"Voters have every right to ask candidates for information if they so choose. I’ve pointed out that it was seemingly fair game during the 2008 election for many on the left to badger my doctor and lawyer for proof that Trig is in fact my child. Conspiracy-minded reporters and voters had a right to ask... which they have repeatedly. But at no point – not during the campaign, and not during recent interviews – have I asked the president to produce his birth certificate or suggested that he was not born in the United States."
Palin has taken considerable flak from both the left and right since she told a conservative radio show earlier this week that "the public rightfully is still making [Obama's birth certificate] an issue."
"I don’t have a problem with that," Palin said during the interview. "I don’t know if I would have to bother to make it an issue because I think there are enough members of the electorate that still want answers."
But when asked if she thought it was a "fair question to be looking at," Palin continued:
"I think it’s a fair question just like I think past associations and past voting records. All of that is fair game. You know, I’ve got to tell you too, I think our campaign, the McCain-Palin campaign didn’t do a good enough job in that area. We didn’t call out Obama and some of his associates on their records and what their beliefs were, and perhaps what their future plans were, and I don’t think that was fair to voters to not have done our job as candidates and a campaign to bring to light a lot of things that now we’re seeing manifest in the administration."