Wow, for a second there we thought “they” were going to let this slide.
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed a controversial ‘birther’ bill on Monday night that would have required presidential candidates to submit a long-form birth certificate in order to be on the ballot.
Approved in the state legislature last Thursday, the bill called for candidates to produce two or more qualifying documents in the absence of a long-form birth certificate, which include a “hospital birth record, early baptismal certificate, circumcision certificate, early census record or postpartum medical record signed by whoever delivered the child,” the Arizona Republic reported.
The legislation was a clear attack on President Barack Obama, who has been the target of rumors he was not born in the United States since he began his first presidential campaign.
Brewer, notorious for being a hard-line conservative, shot down the bill on Monday as going “too far” even for the red state.
“I never imagined being presented with a bill that could require candidates for President of the greatest and most powerful nation on earth to submit their ‘early baptismal or circumcision certificates’…this is a bridge too far,” she said in a statement. “This measure creates significant new problems while failing to do anything constructive for Arizona.”
President Obama took a second to brush the salt off his shoulders that these haters been throwing.
“There’s been an effort to go at me in a way that is politically expedient in the short term for Republicans but creates I think a problem for them when they want to actually run in the general election, where most people feel pretty confident the President was born where he says he was, in Hawaii,” Obama said.