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Campaign 2012 / Perry / "Birtherism" / A Discussion #1005646

CNN Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 25, 2011
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Republican presidential candidate Texas Governor Rick Perry's raising of the issue of the whereabouts of the birth of President Obama noted; Perry and Donald Trump quoted. [PERRY - says it's a good issue to keep alive, but it is all a distraction.] [On CNN, PERRY - calls the birth issue a distraction.] Fox news poll on the importance of a Trump endorsement cited.

(Hawaii: Gary Tuchman) The issue of Obama's birth in Hawaii examined. [OFFICIAL - says the birth certificate is authentic.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with former White House press secretary Ari Fleischer and Democratic strategist Cornell Belcher about Perry and the birther issue. [FLEISCHER - says Perry has to focus on the economy issue and the birth issue is a waste of time; comments on politicians trying to delegitimize their foes.] [WEST - says we would rather talk about the tax issue than the birther issue.]

Cooper, Anderson;
Tuchman, Gary

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