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Hawaiian Election Humor

Two months ago, Arizona’s Secretary of State Ken Bennett sent a request to Hawaii to verify that Barack Obama was born there, so that Obama could be placed on the presidential ballot. This despite the fact that Hawaii has already stated over and over again that Obama was born there in 1961 and that they will no longer respond to any more inquiries about Obama’s birth.

In an interview, Bennet even tried to deny that he is a birther:

I’m not a birther; I believe the president was born in Hawaii — or at least I hope he was.

Nudge, nudge, wink, wink, say no more!

I ignored this story when it first broke, but now it looks like someone in Hawaii has a wicked sense of humor. They responded to Bennett’s request by sending back their own requests — they want Bennett to send them copies of the Arizona laws that prove the secretary of state is the person who is in charge of handling the election ballots, and to provide proof that Bennett is who he says he is.

Good for them!

Of course, Bennett is probably just trying to get free publicity before he makes a run for governor of Arizona. I hope this blows up in his face.



  1. a regular reader wrote:

    Some people say the Polynesian islands known as Hawaii are a state, but I call bullshit–prove it! Just because some history books say Hawaii was admitted as a state during the Eisenhower administration, that don’t mean squat!

    Saturday, May 19, 2012 at 8:05 pm | Permalink
  2. rk wrote:

    I think there are some unresolved legal issues around Hawaii’s statehood. After all, statehood was pushed through Congress by plantation owners against the Hawaiian’s wishes. If this were brought to court, could statehood be annulled? Then where would Obama be???

    Sunday, May 20, 2012 at 8:39 am | Permalink