Giving them an inch

President Obama has released yet more records of his American birth.

This is great news for anyone hoping Donald Trump might finally fire himself from his “let’s put on a show” campaign.

Otherwise, it’s sad to see Obama bow to the birthers, whose shrill and silly obsession is about as credible as “Elvis is alive.”

Obama says he’s doing so for the public good, which sounds, like so many things he says, like the discourse one might encounter during a civics symposium at the atheneum.

But the fact is the fringe has yet again forced the president’s hand.

Which it can – and most certainly will -- continue to bite.