The White House on Thursday confirmed receipt of a letter from U.S. Rep. Nathan Deal that formally asks Barack Obama to address questions about his place of birth – and thus, whether he is qualified to be president.
The letter arrived Dec. 10. Beyond that, no one is willing to say much.
According to my AJC colleague Bob Keefe in Washington, Todd Smith, Deal’s chief of staff, likewise confirmed that the letter had been sent. But neither Smith nor his boss would comment on its content.
“[Deal] just did what he said he was going to do,” Smith said. “It’s not news.”
With all due respect Mr. Smith and Representative Deal, this is news. You made it news. You have decided to go all in with “crazy” by deciding to question the legitimacy – in every way that word has meaning – of a sitting President.
You don’t want it to be news because you just want the World Net Daily readers to know that you’re really one of them. But you want the more mainstream voters to know you’re a normal mainstream establishment Republican.
We already have a candidate that has cornered the market on being all things to all people, and he was pulling as hard as he could for UGA to beat Michigan State on New Year’s day.
You’ve had a great career Rep. Deal. Save the dignity you have left and please get started on your retirement. If you can, take Ox with you. You can both start making plans to go see UGA play Texas A&M next year in Shreeveport.