It's all in fun
Well, okay then.
Seriously, Rick Perry, after telling Parade Magazine that "I don't have any idea" whether Obama's birth certificate is real or not, tweets: “It’s a good issue to keep alive. It’s fun to poke at him."
After all, Donald Trump - who sort of is the perfect GOP supporter, isn't he? - is a confirmed birther, and he got to Perry over dinner. (Yeah, Perry has dinner with the Donald. All that hair in one room!)
The RNC chairman is trying to distance them from it - a bit wishywashily, to be sure, what with "it's a distraction" instead of "it's a lie", and "I believe he was born in the United States" instead "he was born here, dammit", but then again, they don't want to alienate a potential voting bloc, do they?
That's one word for the next year ...