Birtherism Still Won’t Die

Meet the newest member of the John Birch Society Birthers, Representative Vicky Hartzler (R-MO). A currently sitting member of the House.

Hartzler was recently asked by a constituent at a town hall if she believed the birth certificate presented by the president was authentic, and while she did seem to dismiss the recent Sheriff Joe Arpaio Circus as some kind of stunt, she also agreed with Arpaio's basic premise.

I don’t know, I haven’t seen it. I’m just at the same place you are on that. You read this, you read that. But I don’t understand why he didn’t show that right away. I mean, if someone asked for my birth certificate, I’d get my baby book and hand it out and say ‘Here it is,’ so I don’t know. [...]

I have doubts that it is really his real birth certificate, and I think a lot of Americans do, but they claim it is, so we are just going to go with that.

They claim it is, so she's going to take their word for it.

Wink. Nod.

I have my own doubts. Doubts that presenting a baby book would change anything. How do we know the photos weren't taken on a sound stage in Kenya? Huh? Huh??