If the White House wants the media's undivided attention, on a myriad of policy issues, maybe they should release more of these documents.
Actually, that's a joke, but it speaks to the rather bizarre moments this morning when President Obama took to a lectern at the White House briefing room and declared, "We do not have time for this kind of silliness. We have got better stuff to do." Nevertheless polling shows a big chunk of the GOP electorate believes he was born elsewhere.
Obama didn't mention Donald Trump by name, but characterized "The Apprentice" host's feeding of the birther issue as the product of "sideshows and carnival barkers." Reality TV may have gained a new symbiosis with politics, but with Trump it's more like Onion TV.
The Donald, appearing before New Hampshire's largest 2012 media crowd yet, not so surprisingly took credit, but said he'd still have to examine the document. Any other candidate would try to do some damage control; he left the event in a limo.