Karl Rove Is Losing The Birther War At Fox News

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Actually, President Bush's former adviser, Karl Rove, is getting steamrolled at Fox News, which continues its full-on birther embrace.

The trend is especially embarrassing for Rove since it wasn't that long ago that Rove and Fox News Bill O'Reilly commiserated on-air (pre-Donald Trump embrace), that the birther shenanigans represented a clever ruse--a "strategy"--by the White House to throw Republicans off-message and that the conservative movement had to resist the birther siren call. (It turns off independent voters, Rove warned.)

And what's happened in the wake of Rove's stern warning? Pretty much everyone at Fox News has gone birther. And who's the latest? Fox News contributor Sarah Palin, who ever the weekend said that she thinks Obama "was born in Hawaii" but that "obviously if there is something there that the president doesn't want people to see on that birth certificate that, you know, he sees going to great lengths to make sure that it isn't shown, and that's kind of perplexing for a lot of people."

Palin also claimed Obama has spent $2 million to not show his birth certificate.

With that, Palin essentially adopted the Lou Dobbs birther position: Obama was born in America but he's still trying to conceal his birth certificate. Like Palin, Dobbs works for Fox.

Doesn't anyone there listen to Karl Rove?

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