Kansas' birther boys: Kobach, Colyer, Schmidt
The Kansas City Star
(UPDATE: Here’s latest; Monday hearing still on.)
Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach says he’s not a birther - you know, someone unintelligent enough to think President Barack Obama isn’t a U.S. citizen and thus can’t be on the state ballot this fall.
But if it walks like a birther and talks like a birther….
Kobach and the two other Republican members of the heretofore unknown State Objections Board - Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer and Attorney General Derek Schmidt - embarrassed the state on a national level Thursday.
They said at a board meeting they want “more information” on whether Obama should be on the ballot.
You can read the laughable objections to Obama’s being on the ballot from a Kansas resident here. Safe to say, he raises all the tired old objections that the frenzied birther crowd has been spewing for years.
All have been discredited among rational, thinking people.
But the lunatic fringe that believes records have been doctored, etc., will never believe anything about Obama that’s good.
Which brings us to how Kobach and crowd look foolish in this mess.
They want more records about Obama - something that could have been easily requested before Thursday’s hearing.
That is, if the birther boys in Kansas really wanted to avoid the state being a national laughingstock.
Instead, you have Kobach preening that he just wants to look at more facts.
These facts, naturally, have been available for years, as long as the birther controversy has been around.
So now Kobach, Colyer and Schmidt plan to meet again Monday, to ponder whether they have the “evidence” to take the name of the sitting president of the United States off the Kansas ballot.
This issue would be extremely laughable except for the fact that Kansas’ birther boys seem to be taking this so seriously.
Which means they actually might try to strip Obama from the ballot, thus opening up legal challenges and more skits on the late-night comedy shows aimed at - as my colleague Barb Shelly has written - what’s the matter with Kansas, now?