Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Quote Of The Day

In a sort of followup to this article yesterday about the "birther" conspiracy theory that claims President Obama is not really a natural-born U.S. citizen, this bit of sanity makes it as the quote of the day:
"I think we just really need to move on. Everybody's had two years to prove, if they wanted to, that he was not born in Hawaii. They haven't come up with any of that kind of proof.

"So, it just seems to me that it's more political rhetoric, and that it takes the ball off the kinds of subjects that we all ought to be discussing, and that would be jobs and the economy."
Who is this calm voice of reason in what is shaping up to be another political season of crazy? Is it some poor, embattled liberal government executive who's just trying to make things work in a bad economy? Nope. It's Jan Brewer, governor of Arizona. You know, the one who thought that undocumented Mexican workers were leaving a trail of headless bodies through Arizona on their inexorable path to taking away all our gardening and domestic helper jobs. (See NOTE 1)

Explain that one to me. I dare you.

NOTE 1: OK, maybe I exaggerated a little.


Dana Hunter said...

Stopped clocks. Or infinite monkeys. Something correct has to dribble out of that gaping gob sometimes. That's just math.

Either that, or there was an accident with a brain-swapping machine and a sane person. I'm sure they'll get it all sorted soon. ;-)

Cujo359 said...

She said that her time as Arizona's secretary of state gave her insight into the issue. It's possible. Part of that job is to certify elections, which means you have to understand a paper trail, and the potential abuses whenever you put a gatekeeper between candidates and the ballot box.

Maybe that's it. But I like the brain-swapping theory.