Cuccinelli’s Birther Backdown

March 16th, 2010 at 10:52 am David Frum | 2 Comments |

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Buzzing in the blogosphere about Virginia Attorney General Cuccinelli’s campaign-season statements about the Obama birth certificate:

httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-3nkQYONic&feature=player_embedded

Listening to this, I don’t hear Cuccinelli agreeing with the birther madness. I hear a politician striving to avoid disagreement. The real news in this clip is not that Cuccinelli is a birther. As he said in a statement released yesterday: ““I absolutely believe that President Obama was born in the United States. I don’t buy into the claims that he wasn’t.”

The news is that when in campaign mode, Cuccinelli thought it risky and dangerous to state his “absolute” belief in a plain and forthright manner.

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  • rbottoms

    That’s because GOP legislators are spineless jerks afraid to stand up to teh crazy.

  • cporet

    Rut Roh. Virginia’s AG says he will file a lawsuit, concerning it’s constitutionality, over federal health reform, if it passes. What did he say in his captured soundbite? If a lawsuit is filed over legislation the president signs into law…….