I’ve been getting press releases over the last couple of weeks from our leader of the loyal opposition, Chad Campbell. He’s been struggling to make more about the story of Ken Bennett’s “investigation” of Barack Obama’s birth certificate.
Campbell was trying to make the point that Bennett’s dual roles as front man for Mitt Romney and the top election official in the state made this incident troubling. When he did this, was he representing Romney? Was he misusing his power to give Romney a boost? Is this whole thing appropriate?
After Bennett dropped the effort to take Obama off the ballot (which he may not have had the power to do anyway), the state’s media took Bennett’s mea culpa seriously. Despite Campbell’s best efforts, the political press allowed the issue to drop.
So, what does Bennett do?
I actually think he was fibbing about being born in Kenya when he was trying to get into college and doing things like writing a book and on and on and on.
So, if there was weird stuff going on, I actually think it was happening back in his college days because I think he has spent $1.5 or $2 million through attorneys to have all the college records and all that stuff sealed.
Yeah. The trouble now is he was born in the United States, but “fibbing” about being born in Kenya. Obviously because being born in East Africa confers so many advantages in our society.
By the way, where does this $1.5 to $2 million figure come from? No citing World Net Daily, folks.
I can understand Bennett explaining the incident to a group of Republican activists (and, he conceded the fact of Obama’s birthplace and the ridiculousness of demands for his “original” birth certificate), but then he needlessly brings up this other nonsense about a new cover up. He just did Campbell’s job for him.
Bennett knows that the internet, you know, exists now, right? You can’t just say silly things like this and hopes it remains in the room. (The video above is being circulated by a birther group, ironic because Bennett denies their basic claims.)
His first “birther” foray was ham-handed and clumsy. Bringing up a new unhinged allegation isn’t exactly the brightest move. I guess it keeps the activists happy, but it just embarrasses the rest of us. With brilliant on-message campaigning like this, are the Republicans sure they want to nominate this guy for governor?