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Virginia AG Provides Legal Advice To Birther Freaks

Another reason to hate VA. The state has awesome libraries and awesome parks. Even Richmond is kinda cool. But the state also has one lousy Attorney General. In what appears to be a recent interview, the newly elected AG Ken Cuccinelli tried to align himself with the birthers. HuffPo has the interview in which Cuccinelli is asked about Obama's birth certificate, etc:

"Q: How can we get proof?

Cuccinelli: Well... that's a good question. Not one I've thought a lot about because it hasn't been part of my campaign. I mean, someone is going to have to come forward with nailed down testimony that he was born in place B, wherever that is. You know, the speculation is Kenya. And that doesn't seem beyond the realm of possibility."

Whatever happened to a state AG just being tough on crime and not worrying about a president's birth certificate or having to cater to the right wing fringe?

The AG gave a more detailed application of how the birthers could make their case:

"Q: What can we do about Obama and the birth certificate thing?

Cuccinelli: It will get tested in my view when someone — when he signs a law, and someone is convicted of violating it and one of their defenses will be it's not a law because someone qualified to be President didn't sign it."

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