Texas Politician Unconvinced by Birth Certificate

Via the Texas TribuneTexas Pol Still Isn’t Satisfied on Obama Birthplace

State Rep. Leo Berman, R-Tyler, has checked out the birth certificate President Barack Obama released this morning — and he’s not satisfied.


it’s not enough for Berman, who has famously declared the "YouTubes are infallible."  He said he’s now seen two birth certificates: the Hawaiian one released by Obama this morning, and one he said indicates Obama was born in Mombasa, Kenya. And he claims the hospital Obama lists on his birth certificate — in fact, all hospitals in Honolulu — have denied the president was born there.

And no:  it’s not The Onion.

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Steven L. Taylor is a Professor of Political Science and a College of Arts and Sciences Dean. His main areas of expertise include parties, elections, and the institutional design of democracies. His most recent book is the co-authored A Different Democracy: American Government in a 31-Country Perspective. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Texas and his BA from the University of California, Irvine. He has been blogging since 2003 (originally at the now defunct Poliblog). Follow Steven on Twitter


  1. legion says:

    Again I say: the one good thing about the Birther nonsense is that it allows self-identification of people who are complete & utter morons, whose opinion on any mature subject should be totally ignored.

  2. george says:

    It was a great comedy routine, and I’m glad to hear they’re continuing the show. Their next approach should be to suggest he’s really an android sent from the future …

  3. Barry says:

    Birtherism is just a variation on the standard GOP ‘No Democratic President is legitimate’ line that they’ve been peddling since – well, forever.