Michelle Bachmann could not do it. Donald Trump couldn't either. But, today, an astute reader of our morning newspaper has provided conclusive evidence that Barack Hussein Obama is not a United States citizen and thus is ineligible for the presidency.
Mr. Boehner, be prepared to swing your impeachment gavel.
Here is the complete text of that blockbuster epistle:
I agree with what you printed regarding the eligibility of a person who wishes to run for president ("Law clear for 62 years as to who can run for presidency," Reading Eagle, Feb. 10). I have argued against those who profess otherwise.
However I have always held that the birth certificate that was released by the White House was inaccurate. The birth certificate that was released lists President Barack Obama's birth as Aug. 4, 1961, and lists his father, 25, as being born in Kenya. This wouldn't be seen as anything of concern, except the fact that Kenya did not exist until 1963, two years after Obama was born. How could Obama's father been born in a country that did not yet exist?
Kenya was formed in 1963 and was known as the British East Africa Protectorate.
On the birth certificate, the listed place of birth is Kapi'olani Maternity & Gynecological Hospital. This is another error as the hospitals in question were called KauiKeolani Children's Hospital and Kapi'olani Maternity Home. The name did not change until a 1978 merger.
My feeling is that an original birth certificate did not exist, and when one was created these obvious mistakes were made.
Another fact was Obama's father was listed as African-American, a term that was not used at that time.
I just find it incredulous that facts such as these are blatantly overlooked and not dispelled.
To which, editorial page editor Jim "polyester" Homan added one dig/correction:
Editor's note: The colony of Kenya was established in 1920. The East African Protectorate existed from 1895 to 1920.
Quibble, quibble. This is the most earth-shaking, bone-shattering piece of information the Eagle will deliver until, well, tomorrow, when Harry Deitz will share pooplets of humor about how delightful it was observing his grandkids get potty trained. Watch for it.
Meanwhile blog followers, you can fact check yourself with this copy of the long-form released by the White House: