It never ends:
Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett wants you to know that he is not a birther, but he says he wants proof of Barack Obama’s citizenship before putting his name on the Arizona ballot.
In a radio interview today, Bennett said he is just doing his job of making sure “that those people whose names are on the ballot have met the qualifications for the office they are seeking.” He says he has been trying for eight weeks to get documents from Hawaii.
So that means he’s requesting Mitt Romney’s birth certificate, right? Since it’s verifying everyone, right?
Matt Roberts, Bennett’s spokesman, said in an email that Bennett had not asked for Romney’s Michigan birth certificate because “This was simply in response to some constituents asking us to ask Hawaii,” he said.
In other words, they’re kowtowing to the birthers of Arizona, the most famous of which is Sheriff Joe Arpaio. This suggests something more troubling — instead of having the spine to tell the birther crowd no, it’s easier to waste time and taxpayer dollars placating them.
It’s not about eligibility. It’s about the persistent belief that a black man with a funny name cannot occupy the White House, couched in claims of eligibility.
Any Arizona followers want to start making some noise about Romney’s birth certificate? After all, folks just sued in California this March questioning Romney’s eligibility… his dad DID spend time in Mexico… Romney’s claimed several states as his home… I’M JUST SAYING IT’S WEIRD, OK?
Now go. Question Romney. See what the Arizona SoS has to say.