Barack Obama thinks the media should focus on national security, not his birthplace.
Actually, so do I. Why isn’t the media asking more questions about what is going on in Libya and is it constitutional for us to be there? We should be asking the questions that would be ask of George Bush. Why isn’t that happening? Why is this birth certificate issue being focused on at this time? Obama says we don’t have time for this “silliness”.
Let me remind him, since I am sure he reads my blog every morning, how much time our government spent on such “silliness” when John McCain was running for president:
His Eligibility for Presidency Is Questioned
Sen. John McCain, the presumptive GOP nominee, was born on a U.S. military base in the Panama Canal Zone, which was then under U.S. jurisdiction. (By Chris Gardner — Getty Images)
By Michael Dobbs
Washington Post Staff Writer
Friday, May 2, 2008
Article II of the Constitution states that “no person except a natural-born citizen . ..shall be eligible to the office of president…. Jurists on both sides of the political divide, consulted by the McCain campaign, insist that the issue is clear-cut. They argue that McCain is a natural-born citizen because the United States held sovereignty over the Panama Canal Zone at the time of his birth, on Aug. 29, 1936; because he was born on a U.S. military base; and because his parents were U.S. citizens.
How silly was that Mr. President?
No one thought it was silly at all and McCain settled the question prior to the election. That way, had he been elected, the media could have focused on something other than whether or not he was truly eligible.