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Birth certificate turned campaign merchandise

People asked to see it, now you can wear it.

The campaign to re-elect Barack Obama is selling t-shirts on its website that show the president's face on the front with the words "Made in the U.S.A." The back is emblazoned with an image of the president's long-form birth certificate from Hawaii -- the much-discussed document that ended the "birthers" claims that Obama was not a U.S. citizen.

T-shirts not your thing? How about a mug?

Both items are available as a donation gift from the campaign -- $15 or more for the mug, $25 or more for the t-shirt.

The campaign advertised the "limited edition" t-shirts and mugs on Wednesday in an email to supporters. The email also discussed a new book by birther Jerome Corsi. The book is titled, "Where's the Birth Certificate?: The Case that Barack Obama is not Eligible to be President" and makes false claims about Obama's purported ineligibility for the presidency.

In the email Obama deputy campaign manager Julianna Smoot writes, "There's really no way to make this stuff completely go away. The only thing we can do is laugh at it -- and make sure as many other people as possible are in on the joke."

"If the facts can't make these ridiculous smears go away, we can at least have a little fun with it," she writes.

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Fulbright scholars are announced publicly, and records are maintained, I think at the State Department.

If Obama had a Fulbright, surely someone would have found the evidence by now. I've combed the few records I could find on-line quickly, and no mention of any Obama (nor Soetoro).

Also, Fulbright fellowships have been opened for years for U.S. students to use in foreign study. So a U.S. citizen getting a Fulbright is not indication of non-citizenship.

But finally, Fulbrights are available only for graduate study. There is no way in hell or California that Obama could have gotten a Fulbright to study at Occidental for a bachelor degree.

Don't take any more wooden nickels, okay?

Not so. Somehow you've been misinformed or are confusing this scholarship with another.

The Birthers are like a virus - they will never give up. Unlike a virus, you should just ignore them.

My husband had a Fulbright and he was born in Kansas. Check your facts!!

Why don't they also make tee shirts with his Kenyan Birth Certificate and also of his Fulbright Scholarship when he attend school in California and had his records sealed. Fulbright scholarships only go to foreign stundents and not to citizens of the USA.

Are you deliberately spreading misinformation about the Fulbright Scholarship or are you truly ignorant about the requirements?

What's astonishing is that birthers are completely unaware that their motives are utterly transparent.

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