Action Week Update (Nov 18, 2010)
PLEASE KEEP UP THE PRESSURE- PHONE CALLS TO ELECTED OFFICIALS MATTER- AND A SPECIAL THANKS TO THOSE OF YOU WHO WALKED INTO CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT OFFICES TO RAISE YOUR VOICE IN SUPPORT OF LTC LAKIN.
Just this week, there were significant new developments on the eligibility front:
A state legislator in Texas introduced a bill requiring presidential candidates to file birth certificates- with the notable comment below:
"This bill is necessary because we have a president whom the American people don't know whether he was born in Kenya or some other place,' Rep. Leo Berman, R-Tyler, said in reference to President Barack Obama and of House Bill 295. 'If you are running for president or vice president, you've got to show here in Texas that you were born in the United States and the birth certificate is your proof.
AND--- former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, in an interview in Anchorage pointed out the failure to vet Barack Obama in 2008:
Sarah Palin chatted with KWHL’s Bob and Mark Show to discuss the re-release of John Ziegler’s documentary How Obama Got Elected and her travelogue series, telling Bob and Mark that the hagiographic coverage of Obama in 2007-8 is now “coming home to roost”:
We know that Obama wasn’t vetted through the campaign, and now, you know, some things are coming home to roost, if you will, which is inexperience, his associations, and that ultimately harms our republic when a candidate isn’t — isn’t vetted by the media, that cornerstone of our democracy. So, you’re right, it’s not about me and whether you like my politics or not. You can push all that aside, and just pay attention to what that message is in this documentary, and that is that things have got to change for the better in the state of journalism. Otherwise, you know, it could be part of a demise of our democracy if that cornerstone erodes
// Margaret Hemminway