I'm talking about the conspiracy theory that makes "Bush and Saddam planned 9/11" people seem like sober-minded members of the community: that Barack Obama isn't a citizen of the US and is therefore ineligible to be President. It's a story that's been pushed by a varied cast of clowns--No Quarter is one of the more prominent--and is the subject of a lawsuit by Philip Berg. But no story about stupidity in politics is complete, it seems, until Alan Keyes gets involved. The Moderate Voice has a press release from Keyes' people.
Presidential candidate Alan Keyes, vice-presidential candidate Wiley S. Drake, and the Chairman of the American Independent Party, Markham Robinson, have filed suit in California Superior Court in Sacramento seeking to bar Secretary of State Debra Bowen from certifying to Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger the names of Electors, and from transmitting to each presidential Elector a Certificate of Election, until documentary proof is produced and verified showing that Senator Obama is a natural born citizen of the United States, and does not hold citizenship of Indonesia, Kenya or Great Britain.This would have to grow exponentially over the next six months, aided by the cosmic power of the Silver Surfer just to reach the level of a non-story, which means, of course, that at least five Republican congresspeople will be demanding Congressional investigations, perhaps even before President-elect Obama is sworn in.
Hopefully, we'll have eight years of this to deal with. And I thought I'd have trouble finding stuff to blog about.