But, to my amazement, Kansas has joined the really queer states - this time with Birthers, of all things.
Birther alert: Kansas is considering tossing President Obama from the November ballot because it’s not sure that he’s a citizen. A citizen from Manhattan (Kansas) named Joe Montgomery filed a complaint to that effect, so the State Objections Board, controlled by Republicans, is duly looking into it. “I don’t think it’s a frivolous objection,” said the Kansas Secretary of State, Kris Kobach.
"Surely not", I thought. But then it gets worse:
Mr. Kobach is the man who wrote several states’ show-me-your-papers immigration laws. Now he wants to see the president’s papers. The board has asked the authorities in Honolulu, Arizona and Mississippi for documentation to help settle the question of whether Mr. Obama is a “natural born” citizen, since his father was Kenyan and, in the view of some conspiracy theorists, the Constitution’s definition of “natural born” means having two citizen parents. They’re wrong about that, but it hasn’t stopped them.
I found it hard to believe that Kansas could actually be that backward. I thought maybe it was the heat wave this summer, diminishing wheat crops and common sense in the state. But then I read:
“I do think the factual record could be supplemented,” said Mr. Kobach, who is also an informal adviser to Mitt Romney.
OK. That explains it. Romney keeps screwing these things up. He's working to keep Obama off the ballot in Kansas. Kansas is in Romney's pocket. They have never voted for a Black Man for President and probably never will. Romney should have picked a state that might go Obama.
They have a wing nut as a Governor and has been working hard to have people removed from the rolls of eligible voters. With that kind of mentality Florida seems a natural for Birthers getting Obama off the ballot and actually making a difference if they are successful.