So apparently, even Jan Headless-Bodies Brewer has some crazy lines she won't cross. She has vetoed the Arizona birther bill (which, somehow, got passed the state legislature there) - and also another bill allowing guns on college campuses. Ouch
Arizona's Republican Governor Jan Brewer on Monday vetoed two controversial bills, one mandating proof of U.S. citizenship to run for president, the other allowing guns on college campuses, in a clear setback for conservatives who control the state legislature.
The birther bill did not just require a birth certificate to be placed on the ballot. Apparently you also need baptismal or circumcision certificate. I don't even know what to say to that. But here's what Brewer said:
The so-called "birther bill," would have made Arizona the first state in the nation to require presidential candidates prove U.S. citizenship by providing a long form birth certificate, and other forms of proof including baptismal or circumcision certificates, to be placed on the state ballot.
"I never imagined being presented with a bill that could require candidates for president of the greatest and most powerful nation on earth to submit their 'early baptism or circumcision certificates' ... This is a bridge too far," she said..
When Jan Brewer calls out the Right for being batshit insane, Houston, they've got a problem. She also did not think guns on college campuses was a really dandy idea - yet. Because she thinks the bill is badly written. So come up with a better written bill to allow guns on campuses, and it will be just great.