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Florida Rep Going After Obama?

Interesting news from the St. Pete Times:

One of Florida’s new members of Congress, Rep. Bill Posey, R-Rockledge, has filed a bill in the U.S. House to require presidential candidates to prove they were born here. For those who still believe President Barack Obama was really born abroad instead of Hawaii, despite the evidence to the contrary, Posey’s bill would offer no immediate relief. But if passed, it would apply to his reelection campaign in 2012.

“This bill, by simply requiring such documentation for future candidates for President will remove this issue as a reason for questioning the legitimacy of a candidate elected as President,” Posey said in a statement.

Posey wouldn’t say if he thinks Obama is a citizen, but his spokesman told Politico:” I think he’s willing to take the president’s word for it. If the president wanted to put an end to the whole thing he could order Hawaii to release the authentic birth certificate. That’s up to him.”


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