I visit Kansas every year. It’s a beautiful place and there are a lot of nice people there that I consider to be good friends. But wow, they’re raising an odd crop of elected officials there:
Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, an informal advisor to Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, said on Thursday he and his fellow members of a state board were considering removing President Barack Obama from the Kansas ballot this November.
Kobach is part of the State Objections Board along with Attorney General Derek Schmidt and Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer, all Republicans. The Topeka Capital-Journal reported that on Thursday the board agreed to consider whether to take Obama off the ballot because they said they lacked sufficient evidence about his birth certificate.
“I don’t think it’s a frivolous objection,” Kobach said, according to the Capital-Journal. “I do think the factual record could be supplemented.”
I’ve said it before, but it bears repeating: anyone who seriously purports that Barack Obama is not a citizen of the United States because of this birther nonsense is a racist asshole. Any elected official who tries to remove the president from the ballot because of birtherism is a loathsome douchebag who should be shunned, ridiculed, and heaped with scorn.
(Cross-posted at Bark Bark Woof Woof.)