Sweet Jesus! You know the Wingnuts have huddled on the right-most precipice of crazy when Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has to step in as the voice of moderation:
Calling it “a bridge too far,” Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer on Monday vetoed the state legislature’s controversial “birther bill” and also rejected a bill that would have permitted guns on college campuses.
The bill to permit guns on college campuses wasn’t so much about moderation as it was about poor authorship:
The bill would have initially allowed guns to be brought into classrooms, but was revised to limit gun possession to sidewalks and roads on campuses.
Brewer told Fox News that while she is usually a supporter of pro-gun legislation, she vetoed the bill because it “was just very poorly and sloppily written and it just was not defined in the manner of which people could interpret it or could it be enforced.”
In smacking down Teh Birfers Brewer expressed some concern…
“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’ among other records to the Arizona secretary of state,” she said in the letter. “This is a bridge too far.”
Huh? So Arizona lawmakers wanted the presidency limited to folks who have undergone genital mutilation and practice a subset of religions that baptize infants?
For infidels who are neither circumscribed nor baptized as infants, perhaps an original invitation to the placenta feast would work?
Well…good on Jan, although she may have ulterior motives—I just guessin’ she does not have an official
Certificate of Circumcision Circumcision Certificate.
Arizona Sen. John McCain, who really wasn’t born in the United States, applauds.
But Teh Crazy is being upheld by Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal:
Gov. Bobby Jindal would sign a bill requiring presidential candidates to provide a copy of their birth certificate to qualify for the Louisiana ballot if it reaches his desk, a spokesman said Monday.
A spokesman says Gov. Bobby Jindal will sign a bill to require presidential candidates to provide a birth certificate as proof of citizenship.
“It’s not part of our package, but if the Legislature passes it we’ll sign it,” press secretary Kyle Plotkin said.
(And if the birfer legislation is part of the package, one must wonder if the candidate’s package would be part of the legislation.)
Indiana Senator Mike Delph is seeking a summer study committee review of whether Indiana should require Presidential candidates to prove they meet the constitutional requirements of age, residency and citizenship.
(And The Donald is just getting warmed up, while awaiting the results from his investigative teams in Hawaii and Kenya.)
So…maybe not such a bad day for Birfers. In fact, it is turning out to be a downright joyous day, since a new Public Policy Polling poll of Iowa Republicans found:
There is a significant birther presence in Iowa- 48% of Republican voters say they don’t think Barack Obama was born in the United States…
I hear placenta makes an excellent pizza topping.