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After facing repeated questions about his birthplace, President Barack Obama last week released his long-form birth certificate to quiet so-called "birthers" and prove that, yes, he was born in America.
Obama then turned it around on Saturday, joking at the White House Correspondence Association annual dinner that former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman Jr. who just returned from 18 months as the U.S. ambassador to China and is weighing a presidential bid might have something hidden about his past.
"Now, there's something you might not know about Jon," Obama cracked. "He didn't learn to speak Chinese to go there. Oh no. He learned English to come here."
Of course, Obama hasn't turned into a Huntsman birther at least not that I'm aware of. But it just so happens I recently requested a copy of Huntsman's birth certificate from the San Mateo County, Calif., clerk's office in case any questions came up about where Jr. was born.
Let the record show: Jon Huntsman Jr. was born in Palo Alto, Calif., just before noon on March 26, 1960 to Jon and Karen Huntsman, who were both 22 years old at the time. Both parents are "white," according to the birth certificate, and Huntsman Jr. was born in an incorporated city, not a farm. It did take 10 days for the Huntsmans to file the birth documents with the local registrar.
And, as you can tell by the image below, the birth certificate I received is actually a "certificate of live birth"; Obama had released his "certificate of live birth" during the campaign, though it didn't quell the critics' concerns.
I guess we'll see if anyone wants Huntsman to fetch his long-form record or whether this will suffice.