Laurie Roberts, columnist for the Arizona Republic, said it best: “Aaaaaaaaand we’re off to the races once again,” referring to Sec. of State Ken Bennett’s recent move to demand President Obama’s birth certificate before guaranteeing him a place on Arizona’s November election ballot. Bennett says he is not a birther and actually thinks Obama was born in Hawaii. What we’re talking about here is a group of crackpots called the Tea Party that have Bennett by the b*&%s.
Bennett just so happens to be the co-chairman for Mitt Romney’s Republican presidential campaign in Arizona, and Romney must be wondering now about his judgment in this matter. Unfortunately, he’d have a hard time finding an un-looney Republican in Arizona. On an Arizona looney scale, Bennett would come in around a 5 compared to the likes of Gov. Jan Brewer, Joe Arpaio, Russell Pearce and former county attorney Andrew Thomas.
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It is so pathetic that it is hard to figure out how the average Arizonan can live with this demeaning treatment by their friends across the country, yet still elect the same group of idiots to run the state government. Just combine an inept and clueless Gov. Brewer with a bunch of Republican legislators who are only interested in lining their pockets, re-election, and loose guns and you have inane government. Some of you Arizona residents must be smart enough to see this.
But wait. There’s another factor involved in the mix of idiocy and incompetency. Ken Bennett is considering a run for governor in 2014 and in Arizona, if you want to win anything politically, you’d better have the TP fruitcakes on your side. But interestingly, it didn’t help former state Sen. Russell Pearce when voters booted him out of office. Russell is running again which just takes Arizona’s comical political climate to a new level that he could still find serious supporters.
Ken Bennett was asked just why he decided to raise the Obama birther issue after it had been verified so many times before. His answer was that he was acting on behalf of a constituent. Who was the constituent? He couldn’t remember. Ludicrous.
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Can you believe that these people get away with this crap? It’s been a while since Bennett requested the certification from Hawaii and he hasn’t yet received anything, according to his office. The last word I heard from Hawaii was that they would fulfill the request but that the Sec. of State had not proved that he needed it. The man filled out a form he got online and sent his $5 money order, and he still couldn’t get it right? Based on his predecessor, he’d make a great governor.
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Gov. Brewer, in one of her few lucid moments, vetoed legislation last year that would have required presidential candidates to confirm that they are a “natural-born citizen.” She didn’t want to give the Sec. of State—that would be Ken Bennett—the authority to decide a candidate’s eligibility. Brewer probably had more delusions of doing this herself. But now we have to decide whether Bennett did what he did for the TPers or is he just pissed at the Gov?
Laurie Roberts confirmed that Kenny-boy had not asked the other candidates, including his close pal, Mitt Romney, for their verification of citizenship. But in President Obama’s case she laments: “So if the state of Hawaii decides that the state of Arizona is certifiably insane and refuses to comply, will Bennett refuse to put the president of the United States on Arizona’s ballot?
“That’s possible,” Bennett said.
Roberts adds, “Yes, because it’s been 10 minutes or so since we were a finger-wagging, militia-loving, gun-toting, sovereignty-seeking circus sideshow on the national landscape.” God, don’t you love this woman?
And it’s off to the races again!