Just when you thought we’d never hear that crazy argument again, Rick Perry has resurrected it. The Birthers are back!
In an interview, Perry insists he can’t be sure Barack Obama is a legitimate president because he’s never seen his birth certificate – even though Obama released his long-form birth certificate to members of the media last April. And nobody else has raised the issue since.
It’s clear what Rick Perry is up to. In order to topple Mitt Romney in the primaries, he needs every vote he can get – even the votes of the lunatic right-wing fringe.
But, still, by bringing this issue back, Perry is being completely irresponsible. And don’t take it from me. Take it from Karl Rove, who blasted Perry for stooping so low and making the Republican Party look like a bunch of idiots.
Perry himself, by the way, had never talked about this issue until he had dinner last weekend with Donald Trump.
Well, now maybe the two of them, riding the Birther movement, will end up as the Republican presidential ticket for 2012.
And I’ve got the perfect bumper sticker: Dumb and Dumber!
That’s my parting shot for today.