Birther Theory of the Day

Obama’s MySpace page betrays him.

Obama’s MySpace page: I’m 52 years old, not 48

If President Obama were indeed born in Hawaii, was it while the islands were a territory of the United States?

A new wrinkle in the dispute over his birth – and whether he is eligible to be president under the U.S. Constitution’s requirement that the president be a “natural born” citizen – appeared today when Obama’s official MySpace page declared his age is 52, thus placing his birth year at 1957 instead of 1961 as has been claimed.

That would mean he would have been born during the archipelago’s time as a territory of the U.S., the islands’ status from about 1900 until statehood in 1959.

The birth year also conflicts with campaign and other White House information that have discussed his 48th birthday this month.

Well that does it for me. I have no choice but to declare myself a birther now. There’s no document from Hawaii that can be more legitimate than someone’s MySpace page.