The state of Hawaii provided verification of President Obama’s birth to Arizona State Attorney General Ken Bennett, who had threatened to keep Obama’s name off the ballot unless Hawaii provided the information.
Bennett, who is running for governor and was accused of stirring the controversy to curry support among birthers in the state, told the Arizona Republic the information satisfied his demand and the issue is now closed.
“I’m happy that we got what we asked for and that’s what I was expecting all along,” Bennett said Tuesday night.
The Obama campaign is using the birther issue and the book out this week by Jerome Corsi, “Where’s the Birth Certificate?” to raise money.
Corsi’s book was apparently already at the printers when Obama released his birth certificate.
For a $15 donation, you can get this coffee mug:
Or for $25, you get a T-Shirt.
And for $7,000, you get a free tank of gas.
OK, just joking on the last one.
Below is the fundraising email describing the offer. It was sent today to the Obama campaign email list by Deputy Campaign Manager Julianna Smoot.
Let me introduce you to Jerome Corsi.
This week he released a new book that the publisher says will be a bestseller “of historic proportions.”
The title is “Where’s the Birth Certificate?” — yes, really.
Corsi’s work is a greatest-hits reel of delusions, ranging from 9/11 conspiracies to claiming that there is an infinite supply of oil in the Earth’s core. In 2008, he published a book about Barack Obama claiming, among other things, that he (a) is a secret Muslim; (b) is secretly anti-military; (c) secretly dealt drugs; and (d) secretly supported terrorist actions when he was eight years old. So many secrets!
FactCheck.org called Corsi’s work “a mishmash of unsupported conjecture, half-truths, logical fallacies and outright falsehoods.”
There’s really no way to make this stuff completely go away. The only thing we can do is laugh at it — and make sure as many other people as possible are in on the joke.