the death throes of birtherism

Guess Which State Is Threatening to Keep President Obama Off the Ballot!

Ken Bennett, looking insane. Photo: Ken Bennett/Facebook

The correct answer is, indeed, Arizona. Nicely done.

Apparently the secretary of state there, Ken Bennett, has come down with a touch of birthitis. Not a full-blown, alert-the-CDC case — just a touch. “I’m not a birther,” he said on a radio show today. “I believe the president was born in Hawaii — or at least I hope he was.”

And now Bennett — who, incidentally, is expected to run for governor in 2014 — is trying to get Hawaiian officials to prove, again, that Obama was born in the U.S.A. If they don’t comply, he says it’s “possible” that he’ll keep Obama’s name from making it onto the ballot. That’s one way to keep the state red.

Arizona Threatens to Keep Obama Off Ballot