In a disgusting act of political cowardice Jan Brewer, Governor of Arizona, has vetoed the Obama Birth Certificate bill that was processed through her government by senators and representatives responding to grass roots citizen’s movements concerned with Obama’s eligibility. FOX News reports–
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has vetoed a bill to require President Obama and other presidential candidates to prove their U.S. citizenship before their names can appear on the state’s ballot. The bill vetoed by Brewer on Monday would have made Arizona the first state to pass such a requirement. Hawaii officials have certified Obama was born in that state, but so-called “birthers” have demanded more proof.
This is after the bill was overwhelmingly voted “YES” on in the Senate at 20-9 and 40 – 16 (4 not voting) in the House of Representatives.
According to the Tucson Sentinel, Brewer wrote-
“As a former Secretary of State (sic), I do not support designating one person as the gatekeeper to the ballot for a candidate, which could lead to artibrary or politically-motivated decisions. Also, I never imagined being presented with a bill that could require candidates for President (sic) of the greatest and most powerful nation on earth to submit their “early baptismal or circumcision certificates” among other records to the Arizona Secretary of State. This is a bridge too far.”
A disgraceful capitulation and one that should see Brewer replaced at the next election. She was the Arizona Secretary of State for the 2008 Presidential election. Brewer validated Obama on Arizona’s ballot.
Nola.com reports– Gov. Bobby Jindal would sign a bill requiring presidential candidates to provide a copy of their birth certificate to qualify for the Louisiana ballot if it reaches his desk, a spokesman said Monday.
“It’s not part of our package, but if the Legislature passes it we’ll sign it,” press secretary Kyle Plotkin said.
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With a margin like that can’t they overturn the veto..?
Unbelievable, all she had to do was abstain from endorsing or vetoeing, it would then have passed after a time frame (I believe 10 days or such). If I am right about the Az constitution (haven’t looked it up), it goes back to the representatives (I believe both houses), who then have to have a super majority to have it passed anyway. (I think 3/4 or such).
What a coward.
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So much for the democratic process!
Yes very weak indeed. I would assume no other candidates chasing the POTUS job would worry if the public knew if they had been baptised or had been circumcised, it’s not like it’s a big deal . Perhaps in Barry’s case there could be a problem if he isn’t baptised and claims to be a Christian but is in fact a muzzie.
I’m sure her standing has taken a dive with her work mates. She may live to rue the day especially if Barry becomes undone. It could in the long run cost her her job.
I suspected she might veto it actually but its still a shocking event. Especially when her reasoning is so poor and the bill passed through both houses with such a high level of support.
RB, I hadn’t thought she’d go that way, but would have abstained with the left attempting to cut the senate session short. The Obama machine must have something on her. That’s the only explanation I can come up with.
“The Obama machine must have something on her.”
There are a lot of comments about the blogosphere suggesting this explanation. I just wonder if she really knows what a hornet’s nest she has stirred up.
“As a former Secretary of State (sic), I do not support designating one person as the gatekeeper to the ballot for a candidate…”
This demonstrates her paradigm. As Arizona subscribes to democracy, they elect representatives to pass laws on their behalf. She thinks she is the representation of the citizens of Arizona instead. She contradicts herself by being the gatekeeper to the Representatives and the will of the people by vetoing this bill.
Arizonans should veto her ass out of the governorship at the earliest opportunity.
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