Sunday, July 26, 2009

McCain Lawyers Investigated Obama Citizenship

Can we now finally, finally see the end of these obsessive, stupid, nutty, quixotic "Obama was born overseas/Obama is not a US citizen" campaigns that some obsessive right wingers have been waging for over a year now? Can we get some sanity on this ?

For those who're still obsessing on this issue: the man is president. He is a legal US citizen. Please...get over it and move on with your life.


Article from

July 24, 2009

McCain Lawyers Investigated Obama Citizenship

As we asked earlier this week, if questions over President Obama's citizenship were valid, wouldn't they have come out during the presidential campaign?

David Weigel talked with Trevor Potter and other lawyers for Sen. John McCain's presidential campaign who said that they did look into the Obama citizenship rumors and found them without merit.

Said Potter: "To the extent that we could, we looked into the substantive side of these allegations. We never saw any evidence that then-Senator Obama had been born outside of the United States. We saw rumors, but nothing that could be sourced to evidence. There were no statements and no documents that suggested he was born somewhere else. On the other side, there was proof that he was born in Hawaii. There was a certificate issued by the state's Department of Health, and the responsible official in the state saying that he had personally seen the original certificate. There was a birth announcement in the Honolulu Advertiser, which would be very difficult to invent or plant 47 years in advance."

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