Birther Bill Officially Passed by Arizona House of Representatives
Well... they really did it.
The Arizona House of Representatives -- well on it's way to becoming the laughing stock of the entire country -- passed the infamous "Birther Bill" this afternoon. If it becomes law, it would require President Barack Obama to show his birth certificate to the Arizona Secretary of State if he wants his name on the ballot in Arizona for the 2012 presidential election.
If you haven't already mailed your state representative a tin-foil hat, now may be the time to do so.
The bill passed the House with the minimum 31 votes this afternoon. As you probably guessed, they were all Republicans.
We'll give credit where credit is due, though, and give honorable mention to the four Republicans in the Arizona House who opposed the bill.
Representatives Rich Crandall, Adam Driggs, Vic Williams, and Russ Jones, we salute you for allowing common sense to prevail.
As for the rest of the House's Republican conspiracy theorists: Arizona's starting to make places like West Virginia look civilized by comparison, so thanks for that.
Click here to see how your representative voted on the bill.
Get the ICYMI: Today's Top Stories Newsletter
Catch up on the day's news and stay informed with our daily digest of the most popular news, music, food and arts stories in Phoenix, delivered to your inbox Monday through Friday.