The PJ Tatler

Hawaii mulls making some cash off the birther controversy

By charging a Benjamin to see The One’s birth certificate.  Do messiahs even have birth certificates?

[T]he idea behind it is to end skepticism over Obama’s birthplace while raising a little money for a government with a projected budget deficit exceeding $800 million over the next two years.

“If it passes, it will calm the birthers down,” said the bill’s primary sponsor, Rep. Rida Cabanilla. “All these people are still doubting it because they don’t want the birth certificate from Obama. They want it from our state office.”

Actually it’s likely to annoy people to make them pay to satisfy themselves that their president is eligible to serve when the onus ought to be on him to provide all the necessary proof, but maybe that’s the point.  Hawaii officials say requests for The One’s birth certificate are down to about 10 or 20 per week, which is hardly a crushing volume of calls.

If they really want to end their budget deficit, here’s a novel concent: Knock of the stupid gimmicks and cut spending.

It almost seems like they want to keep the birther controversy in the headlines…