Arizona gov. vetoes presidential 'birther' bill

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    PHOENIX — Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer on Monday vetoed a bill that would have required President Barack Obama and other presidential candidates to prove their U.S. citizenship before their names could appear on the state's ballot.

    The bill would have made Arizona the first state to pass such a requirement. Opponents had warned the bill would give another black eye to Arizona after last year's controversy over the state's illegal immigration enforcement law.

    Brewer said in her veto letter that she was troubled that the bill empowered Arizona's secretary of state to judge the qualifications of all candidates when they file to run for office.

    Arizona gov. vetoes presidential 'birther' bill - Politics - msnbc.com
     
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    Granny says, "Excuses, excuses, excuses - people got a right to know if their President is a home-grown US citizen...
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    It's not about the people's right to know. The people already know. It's just the idiots who can't get it through their skulls. Oh, and the lack of constitutional power to execute such a law.
     
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    Looks like she didn't win any brownie points...
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    Any bets her veto doesn't get overridden???
     

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