Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Birth Certificate Release: An Important First Step

So, Donald Trump (and others) have effectively forced President Obama to release his "long form" birth certificate.
Now, maybe the President will release his complete medical records instead of a one-page summary.
During the 2008 campaign, candidate Obama released a mere summary of his medical history while John McCain opened more than a thousand pages of his medical records to media access.
In 2010, Obama's doctor released a 275-word updated summary of his medical report.
Also, maybe Obama will release his academic records. Barack Obama has not released transcripts for his grades from Occidental College, Columbia University and Harvard Law School. He has also not released his SAT and LSAT scores. No explanation has been offered for not releasing them.
If there is no cause for concern in any of the records, why not release them?
If there is cause for concern, why not release them and get the matter over with.
Secrecy naturally breeds suspicion.
An old PR rule: If you keep hiding something, people will think you have something to hide.

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