The Beneficiaries of Birtherism

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April 27 2011 2:57 PM

The Beneficiaries of Birtherism

There are at least two of them, and they've been located by TMZ . There is much rejoicing from the widow and the son of the doctor who -- finally! -- has been revealed as the attending physician for America's 44th president.

TMZ spoke to Ivalee Sinclair -- the wife of Dr. David A. Sinclair -- who told us she was SHOCKED to see her husband's signature on Obama's birth certificate ... and now, even though Dr. Sinclair passed away in 2003, the entire family is CELEBRATING.

Ivalee tells us, "Life is full of surprises! We are huge Obama supporters and our whole family has been calling one another all morning."

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And there's a side story: What will happen to Joseph Farah's promise of a $15,000 donation to Obama's birth hospital if proof of his citizenship came out?

David Weigel is a Slate political reporter.