"What I don't know is why the president can't produce a birth certificate," said Blunt, according to accounts. "I don't know anybody else that can't produce one. And I think that that's a legitimate question -- no health records, no birth certificate."
Salon provides this back and forth with Mike Stark, who has been ambushing Republicans on Capitol Hill with the question all week.
CHRISMER: THE VIDEO WAS EDITED
BLUNT: What I don't know is why the President can't produce a birth certificate. I don't know anybody else that can't produce one. And I think that's a legitimate question. No health records, no birth certificate.
STARK: He's produced a certificate of live birth, right?
BLUNT: Not that I -- I don't believe so.
STARK: No, he has. Chris Matthews held it up on "Hardball" the other night.
BLUNT: Talk to Chris Matthews.
(Salon notes that what Obama released was a certification of live birth, not a birth certificate.)
*FiredUp Missouri & others have noted that the VIDEO is available at The Turner Report*
In a statement to The Notebook, Blunt campaign spokesman Rich Chrismer said, "We encourage this blog to release the video of the entire interview instead of only the edited version which take his comments completely out of context."
"This is what happens when you talk to reporters and have press conferences. Things can be taken out of context when you open yourself up to media on a daily basis. We are not going to take the Robin Carnahan approach of dodging questions and hiding from the media," Chrismer said.