Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Bennett Gives Up On Whole Birther Thing

Posted By on Tue, May 22, 2012 at 4:15 PM

Looks like Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett has realized that his quest for Obama's birth certificate was not going well for him, according to Nick Martin of Talking Points Memo:

After days of ridicule for launching a conspiracy theory-fueled investigation into Barack Obama’s birth certificate, Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett on Tuesday backed off his threat to keep the president off the ballot in November and apologized to his state.

“If I embarrassed the state, I apologize but that certainly wasn’t my intent,” Bennett said in an interview with Phoenix radio station KTAR. “He’ll be on the ballot as long as he fills out the same paperwork and does the same things that everybody else has.”

Bennett said he still intends to keep asking Hawaii for verification that Obama’s birth certificate is authentic. But he said he only plans to use Hawaii’s answer as a way to satisfy demands from constituents who remain unconvinced Obama is a natural born citizen of the United States and so therefore eligible to be president.

He also said he talked to Hawaii’s attorney general on Monday night and clarified what he is looking to have verified. He said he “reworded” his request and expects to receive a response from Hawaii officials “in the next 24 to 48 hours.”

After all this, we're starting to wonder if there's something to this question of whether Mitt Romney is really a unicorn.

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