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Friday, August 22, 2008

Early rumbles

An injunction would be timely right about now:

A prominent Philadelphia attorney and Hillary Clinton supporter filed suit this afternoon in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania against Illinois Sen. Barack Obama, the Democratic National Committee and the Federal Election Commission. The action seeks an injunction preventing the senator from continuing his candidacy and a court order enjoining the DNC from nominating him next week, all on grounds that Sen. Obama is constitutionally ineligible to run for and hold the office of President of the United States.

Philip Berg, the filing attorney, is a former gubernatorial and senatorial candidate, former chair of the Democratic Party in Montgomery (PA) County, former member of the Democratic State Committee, and former Deputy Attorney General of Pennsylvania.

Regardless of whether Obama was actually born in Kenya or in Hawaii, the formerly unthinkable idea that he is constitutionally eligible to be president appears to be cropping up at precisely the wrong time. Or, if you are the Lizard Queen, precisely the right time.

It will be interesting to see how long it takes the mainstream media to look into this story, given their inability to keep the John Edwards affair under their collective hat. If nothing else, the exotic contortions by which they attempt to conclude that a story involving a lawsuit of public record and the presumptive presidential nominee of the Democratic Party is not "newsworthy" should be amusing.

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