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Obama adds birth certificate to Facebook Timeline

The president activates Facebook's new feature, adding an image of his birth certificate as an obvious jab at those who persist on questioning where he was born.


President Barack Obama activated his Facebook Timeline yesterday, immediately following the switch over to Pages.

Obama's life events include his marriage to First Lady Michelle Obama, the launch of his presidential campaign in February 2007, and his election night speech at Chicago's Grant Park.

The most notable photo of the bunch, though, is the image of the president's birth certificate on the Obama campaign's "Made in the USA" coffee mug. As an obvious jab at naysayers still trying to prove the president was not born in the U.S., the Obama campaign began selling copies of the president's birth certificate imprinted on T-shirts and coffee mugs in the summer of 2011 to make light of the accusations.

"There's really no way to make this stuff completely go away," Julianna Smoot, Obama 2012 deputy campaign manager said in May 2011. "The only thing we can do is laugh at it--and make sure as many other people as possible are in on the joke."

Other life events on Obama's timeline include his graduation from Harvard Law School and his first job at Baskin-Robbins ice cream parlor.

Facebook Pages is a feature most commonly referred to as a "fan page." The feature lets businesses, organizations, and public figures broadcast news and photos to the general public on the social network.


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