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If It’s On A T-Shirt, It Must Be True

May 19, 2011 by  

If It’s On A T-Shirt, It Must Be True

On Wednesday, President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign unveiled T-shirts that mock the Birther movement.

A political blog on ABCNews.com described the shirts. They feature Obama’s face and the slogan “Made in the USA” on the front, with a picture of the President’s recently- released long-form birth certificate on the back. One can receive this “limited edition” shirt by donating $25 to Obama’s campaign.

The shirt’s message seems at odds with statements the President made in April when releasing his latest birth certificate: “We do not have time for this kind of silliness. We’ve got better stuff to do.”

“Selling products featuring the long-form birth certificate might be a risk for the campaign,” The ABC News blog said. “Merchandise featuring the birth certificate could be seen as trivializing those concerns, or even crassly exploiting them to raise campaign cash.”

A campaign official told ABC News, the blog reports, that the T-shirts are at least partially a reaction to this week’s publication of conservative author Jerome Corsi’s book “Where’s the Birth Certificate?: The Case that Barack Obama is not Eligible to be President.”

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