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If Obama isn’t a US citizen, then neither is McCain

One of the more bizarre political rumors in recent years is the ongoing questioning of President Barack Hussein Obama’s citizenship.

Although he was born in Hawaii– after it became a state– and although his birth certificate is on the Internet, birthers still believe that he is not a citizen.

Yesterday, when I was researching John Sidney McCain III’s voting record, I came across this information from the Washington Post on McCain’s place of birth. McCain was born in the Panama Canal Zone!

2 comments on “If Obama isn’t a US citizen, then neither is McCain

  1. Anonymous
    September 18, 2010

    >You see,Pamela, you are both dumb and ignorant! Any child born on an American military installation anywhere in the world is considered to be born on American soil. That is why all children of diplomats and military personnel born on those overseas installations are given American birth certificates and NOT CERTIFICATES OF LIVE BIRTH! The latter is not certification of a natural born American citizen … in fact is can be issued to anyone born outside of Hawaii. There, now I have educated you and you are a little less ignorant. By the way, McCain presented his long form birth certificate, as is required, when he was a presidential candidate. Also by the way, I am a military veteran of 24 years.


  2. Pamela
    September 20, 2010

    >Actually, I know that anyone born on a military base or *in a US state* (like Hawaii) is a citizen. This post was a birther spoof.


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This entry was posted on September 18, 2010 by in 2010 elections, Arizona, Barack Obama, John McCain.

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The Tucson Progressive: Pamela Powers Hannley

I stand on the side of Love. I believe in kindness to all creatures on Earth and the inherent self-worth of all individuals--not just people who agree with me or look like me.

Widespread economic and social injustice prompted me to become a candidate for the Arizona House, representing Legislative District 9 in the 2016 election. My platform focuses on economic reforms to grow Arizona's economy, establish a state-based public bank, fix our infrastructure, fully fund public education, growlocal small businesses and community banks, and put people back to work at good-paying jobs. I also stand for equal rights, choice, and paycheck fairness for women. I am running as a progressive and running clean.

My day job is managing editor for the American Journal of Medicine, an academic medicine journal with a worldwide circulation. In addition, my husband and I co-direct Arizonans for a New Economy, Arizona's public banking initiative. I am a member of the national board of the Public Banking Institute, and I am co-chair of the Arizona Democratic Progressive Caucus, the largest caucus of the Arizona Democratic Party.

I am a published author, photographer, videographer, clay artist, mother, nana, and wife. I have a bachelor's degree in journalism from Ohio State University and a masters in public health from the University of Arizona. I grew up in Amherst, Ohio, but I have lived in Tucson, Arizona since 1981. I am a proud member of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Tucson and the Public Relations Society of America.

My Tucson Progressive blog and Facebook page feature large doses of liberal ideas, local, state, and national politics, and random bits of humor. I also blog at Blog for Arizona and the Huffington Post.

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