U.P. State Senator Tom Casperson Is Some Kind Of Birther

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State Sen. Tom Casperson, R-Escanaba, was on Michael Patrick Shiels’ Lansing radio program today and had some fun and interesting things to say about where President Obama was born.

Casperson, whose name might sound familiar to Metro Detroiters as a co-sponsor of regional transit authority legislation, just plum doesn’t know where Obama was born. (SPOILER ALERT: Hawaii.) His confusion and ignorance, according to Sheils, is shared by 74% of Michigan Republican Party convention delegates.

“I don’t know because it seems like that issue was dropped immediately as far as the major media went,” Casperson said. “My gut tells me if it had been a different president, say George W. Bush, they’d have been digging into like there was no tomorrow and trying to get to the bottom of, which they never really tried to get to the bottom of.”

Well then, senator, let’s dig into this and “get to the bottom of” this heck of a mind puzzle about where our president was born. (SPOILER ALERT REDUX: Hawaii.)

Perhaps if there existed some kind of paper trail, a record that could somehow certify where a person was born, we could . . . wait, what’s that now? Such a paper trail exists! Huzzah!

Let’s take a look at the “Certificate of Live Birth” issued by the state of Hawaii.

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Fascinating. But, you know, it seems like anyone could make that document after the fact to confuse poor Tom Casperson. Where is the birth certificate with all the hand-written dates and doctor’s signature and such? Why hasn’t any your liberal media dug that up “like there was no tomorrow”?

You say Obama released that document? Interesting.

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Hmmm, but can we somehow verify this isn’t a forgery with an independent account of Obama’s birth. In the parlance of our president’s campaigns: Yes, we can. With contemporary newspaper birth announcements.

But, maybe all this evidence has been faked by a massive conspiracy. If only someone with no interest in hiding the truth, like a political opponent, could conduct an investigation into this case, we could finally uncover the truth for state Sen. Casperson’s peace of mind.

Turns out the McCain presidential campaign did that in 2008.

Washington Independent: “To the extent that we could, we looked into the substantive side of these allegations,” said [McCain campaign general counsel Trevor] Potter. “We never saw any evidence that then-Senator Obama had been born outside of the United States. We saw rumors, but nothing that could be sourced to evidence. There were no statements and no documents that suggested he was born somewhere else. On the other side, there was proof that he was born in Hawaii. There was a certificate issued by the state’s Department of Health, and the responsible official in the state saying that he had personally seen the original certificate. There was a birth announcement in the Honolulu Advertiser, which would be very difficult to invent or plant 47 years in advance.”

Now that we’ve cleared up this issue for Casperson and the three-quarters of Michigan Republican Convention delegates who weren’t sure where the president was born — IT WAS HAWAII, YOU MORONS! — we can move on to other important investigations.

Is Abe Vigoda dead?

Did football announcer Craig James really kill five hookers at Southern Methodist University?

Just what does Richard Gere do with those gerbils? And how was Tom Casperson involved?

Because Tom Casperson has never denied helping Richard Gere do unholy things to gerbils. Kind of makes you think, you know?

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