Our cracker-jack investigative journalism team has obtained the transcript of yesterday's Presidential Birther speech - from our source at the Wall Street Journal. Our highly capable IT staff soon discovered that the transcript opened in Adobe Illustrator shows multiple layers, revealing some very interesting deletions from an earlier draft. The draft layer as viewed in Illustrator is presented here.
The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
April 27, 2011
Remarks by the President
James S. Brady Press Briefing Room
9:48 A.M. EDT
THE PRESIDENT: Hello, everybody. Now, let me just comment, first of all, on the fact that I can’t get the networks to break in on all kinds of other discussions — (laughter.) I was just back there listening to Chuck — he was saying, it’s amazing that he’s not going to be talking about national security. I would not have the networks breaking in if I was talking about that, Chuck, and you know it,
Q Wrong channel. (Laughter.)
THE PRESIDENT: As many of you have been briefed, we provided additional information today about the site of my birth. Now, this issue has been going on for two, two and a half years now
Now, normally I would not comment on something like this, because obviously there’s a lot of stuff swirling in the press on at any given day and I’ve got other things to do
And so I just want to make a larger point here. We’ve got some enormous challenges out there
And this is going to generate huge and serious debates
But we’re not going to be able to do it if we are distracted by questions
We live in a serious time right now and we have the potential to deal with the issues that we confront in a way that will make our kids and our grandkids and our great grandkids proud. And I have every confidence that America in the 21st century is going to be able to come out on top just like we always have. But we’re going to have to get serious to do it.
I know that there’s going to be a segment of people for which, no matter what we put out, this issue will not be put to rest. But I’m speaking to the vast majority of the American people
Thanks very much, everybody.
END 9:54 A.M. EDT