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POLITICS: Birthers, Palin-haters should give it a rest

Letter by Lawrence H. Smith, University Place on March 7, 2011 at 2:31 pm | 98 Comments »
March 7, 2011 2:31 pm

In the 2008 election, I didn’t vote for either Obama/Biden or McCain/Palin. I’m still hearing two groups mouthing off about the 2008 candidates.

One group is the birthers who insist that Barack Obama was born outside the United States, so he’s not eligible to be president. Well, the only reason that “naturally born” requirement if in the Constitution is because of the hatred Thomas Jefferson had for Alexander Hamilton.

Since Hamilton was born in Jamaica, Jefferson wanted to make sure Hamilton never got to be president, so the requirement for the office was added as a condition for one to be president. It’s an outdated requirement and should be deleted from the Constitution; Jefferson and Hamilton have been dead for nearly two centuries.

The second group that’s still making noise is the anti-Sarah Palin crowd. These people tell me they hate Palin but never can seem to come with a good reason for their hatred.

Here’s the deal, Palin haters: You’re worrying about a lady that ran for vice-president nearly three years ago when you should be concerned about the guy who actually got elected.
Poor Joe Biden is a nice guy, but he’s surely not the sharpest tool in the shed. Let’s all pray for Obama’s health every day and hope that Biden decides to retire soon.

OK, all birthers and Palin-haters out there: Do us a favor, and give it a rest!

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