Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Random Acts of Sanity

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer (R) has vetoed a "birther" bill which would have required presidential candidates to submit their birth certificates to the (state-level) Secretary of State in order to appear on the ballot.
“I do not support designating one person as the gatekeeper to the ballot for a candidate, which could lead to arbitrary or politically motivated decisions,” said Brewer, who was secretary of state until she became governor in 2009.

“In addition, I never imagined being presented with a bill that could require candidates for president of the greatest and most powerful nation on Earth to submit their ‘early baptismal circumcision certificates’ among other records to the Arizona secretary of state,” she said. “This is a bridge too far.”

That's ... surprisingly reasonable. Good for Governor Brewer.

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