Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal Says He's Batty for "Birther Bills," Unlike Arizona Governor Jan Brewer

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Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal apparently is trying to steal some of Arizona's far-right-wing "birther" thunder.

 

As you've probably heard, the sudden rash of "birther" legislation is a ludicrous response to the repeatedly debunked conspiracy theory that President Barack Obama was born in Kenya, and is therefore not a U.S. citizen.

After Arizona Governor Jan Brewer vetoed the Legislature's ridiculous, conspiracy-theory-laden "Birther Bill" on Monday, Jindal let the public know that he's ready and willing to sign similar legislation in Louisiana.

"It's not part of our package, but if the Legislature passes it, we'll sign it," Jindal press secretary Kyle Plotkin tells the New Orleans Times-Picayune.

Arizona was one of 14 states with "birther"-style bills, which all require presidential and vice-presidential candidates to prove to state election officials that they're U.S. citizens to appear on election ballots.

HB 2177 -- Arizona's bill -- was the first proposal for presidential birth-certificate requirements to be passed by a state Legislature, but a few oddities that slipped into the language of the bill led to Brewer's veto.

As we've noted, federal law already requires a presidential candidate to prove their natural-born citizenry with a birth certificate, but Arizona's bill took that an awkward step further.

The bill called for other documents -- several of them not legally binding -- to prove U.S. citizenship, including a circumcision certificate or early baptismal certificate.

It may seem rare for Brewer to veto legislation that's nutty, but apparently a penis description is where she draws the line.

"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," Brewer writes in a letter to House Speaker Kirk Adams. "This is a bridge too far."

Back in Louisiana, however, Jindal's ready to ink the state's "birther" legislation, which was introduced by a pair of Republican legislators last week (and has no stipulations for penis documentation).

The Times-Picayune reports that Jindal believes President Obama is a U.S. citizen.


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Lafayme
Lafayme

Between now and 2012 this whole birther thing will explode and you loons on the left and all your Rumpelstilskin ranting and raving and your Charlie Sheen attitude of "Winning, duh!" will be on the losing end. . At least Jindall's mother desired to be American rather than like Obama's mother embracing every anti-American country and their laws she could get to. ...and not to mention his father was NEVER an American citizen. Natural born citizen is a soil born child of citizen parents...that's both parents...not just the mother. So far the so called evidence put out there by leftist leaning websites can only show even if authentic a "registered birth" meaning at best Obama is a citizen.....But proving "natural born citizenship" is proving he was born 'of the soil". There have been at least 5 Presidential candidates whose natural born citizen status was challenged....yet none were ever elected and held office. In 1961 no woman could just give her child the father's last name...she had to be married to him. How did she marry a man who was already married? Can you even show evidence of her being in country or even in Hawaii during that pregnancy...There is no record of her being in Hawaii after her pregnancy, attending college...nothing until she shows up in Washington state 3 weeks after Obama's birth.

Native Guns
Native Guns

Is this loon from the "Middle East"? I thought the "Anchor baby" REPUBLICAN was from the filthy rat infested slums of "Bombay"?

vic
vic

Not Bobby again! Maybe the desperate RNC is trying to Re+package him as a candidate. Too funny.

RY
RY

Besides being Hindu (Nothing wrong with that, but not my cup of tea) this guy is an Anchor Baby! His mom was 4 months pregnant prior to immigrating to the United States.

RY
RY

Thats funny.. a Middle Eastern "American" is trying to prove that he's more American than the President of the United States. Whats next? The Anti-Mexican Mexican Anna Gaines will try the same?.. Oh, wait.. that's happened. HA HA HA.

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