Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Legislature Officially Jumps Shark

You knew it was coming.

A state House lawmaker introduced legislation Tuesday that would require candidates for president to produce a certified copy of his or her birth certificate to be eligible to appear on the Michigan ballot.

Rep. Mike Callton, R-Nashville, said the legislation was aimed at "clarify(ing) a constitutional question that has arisen about a number of presidential candidates," and not about allegations surrounding the birthplace of President Barack Obama.

"I did not introduce this bill to continue the birther debate," referring to those who have questioned whether Obama was born in the U.S. and eligible to hold the office of president, Callton said in a statement.

Yeah right.

Mean, greedy AND stupid. We've got the complete package here in Michigan.

Comes a point where my outrage meter gets broken, and I start looking for more fulfilling intellectual pursuits. I think we've reached it now.