Now, I know there’s a lot of people that are very skeptical as to whether he was born in Hawaii. Personally I believe that he was. I actually believe he was fibbing about being born in Kenya when he was trying to get into college and doing things like writing a book and on and on and on...
So if there was weird stuff going on, I actually think it was happening back in his college days because I think he has spent $1.5 or $2 million through attorneys to have all of the college records and all of that stuff sealed. So if you’re spending money to seal something, that’s probably where the hanky panky was going on.”
~ Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennet Via TPM
Okay, come on people, say it with me: "You can't spell 'crazy' without AZ."
~ comment by Su Leabu on TPM
I think Ken Bennet is in love with the president.
~ comment by dika_wali on TPM
So, let me get this straight...Obama lied about being born in Kenya so he could write a book saying he was born in Hawaii?
~comment by Steven McCluer on TPM
Fibbing and hanky-panky are terms clearly focus-grouped to appeal to young voters. In 1952.
~ ~comment by Christopher Dazey on TPM
Lord help us!
It's like the state has a "kick me" sign taped to our back!
~ comment by JustKurt on Arizona Central
For the love of more than just a functioning brain stem ... when will this end??
~ comment by Aware_and_Scared on CBS News
I see, he lied about being from Kenya so he could get into college. Because being a black man from the US is not considered enough of a minority?
~ comment by mfa123 on Political Wire
Did Romney lie about being a 2nd generation Mexican Immigrant in order to get into college? Does he also have to disprove the negative?
~ comment by Michael by Political Wire
This represents an enormous step forward for Bennett. I don't think he is merely trying to save face by suggesting that Obama is still a liar. I just think that acknowledging that Obama was born in Hawaii is about as much reality as this man can handle at this time. He is at a crucial juncture as he struggles to deal with the enormous personal embarrassment of being a national laughing stock for attempting to exclude Obama from the Arizona ballot, and if we push him too hard now he could suffer a full-blown psychotic break.
~ comment by Ritorna Vincitor on Political Wire
AZ SOS goes meta birther: He now believes Obama fraudulently claimed to be born in Kenya so he could get into college. maddowblog.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/06/…— Alexandra (@aliemalie) June 20, 2012
Ken Bennett is out with a new birther conspiracy. His loose grip with reality is an embarrassment to our state. tpmmuckraker.talkingpointsmemo.com/2012/06/ken_be…— David Schapira (@dschapira) June 20, 2012
Reverse birther? AZ election official now says Obama WAS born in Hawaii but claimed born in Kenya--to get into college. bit.ly/MEWJzB— Greg Mitchell (@GregMitch) June 20, 2012
Ken Bennett: Birther-Curious Conspiracy Theorist fb.me/FQh009O3— Dry Heat Democrat (@DryHeatDem) June 20, 2012