Daily Caller – Did White House use birth certificate to distract press?

I’m quoted in this Daily Caller story from Thurday looking at Obama’s decision to provide his long form birth certificate to verify he was born in Hawaii.

Here’s my comment (full story at the link below):

Former deputy White House press secretary Scott Stanzel told The Daily Caller that the document’s release and Obama’s appearance in the White House briefing room to talk about it only elevated the story. His appearance on Oprah shortly thereafter made the story even bigger, and then he joked about the conspiracy theory at 2012 campaign fundraisers Wednesday night.

“President Obama said he’d made this decision a couple weeks ago,” Stanzel said. “I don’t understand why it takes two weeks to produce the document. In my view, the White House generally doesn’t try to release news in a haphazard way. Having the president of the United States show up in the press briefing room like this, they had to know it would be front page news.”

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2011/04/28/did-white-house-use-birth-certificate-to-distract-press/#ixzz1LEHG5wb4

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