What I want everyone to remember is that this has nothing to do with protecting the integrity of the Constitutional requirements for holding office, and everything with people doing whatever they can to prevent Obama from getting elected.
“First, I have been on the record since 2009 that I believe the president was born in Hawaii. I am not a birther,” [Arizona Secretary of State Ken] Bennett said in his statement.
“At the request of a constituent, I asked the state of Hawaii for a verification in lieu of certified copy,” he said. “We’re merely asking them to officially confirm they have the president’s birth certificate in their possession and are awaiting their response.”
The better question is whether this would similarly be extended to every candidate. After all, if he believes Obama to have been born in Hawaii, he should also ask for verification from every other candidate who he believes to be a natural born citizen. For every office.
What’s really pathetic is that guys like Bennett lack the balls to come out and say they don’t believe Obama is American, and hide behind “at the request of a constituent”. As though he were beholden to do whatever random constituents ask him to. Like next week we’ll read “I find them uncomfortable, but at the request of a constituent, I’ll be wearing burlap pants for the remainder of the month.”