The author of legislation that would require Presidents to submit birth certificates in order to prove their eligibility for office seems to have taken offense to a rumor that Stephen Colbert is trying desperately to quell:
Posey, whose bill has yet to find a co-sponsor, struck back against the alligator rumor today. From The Orlando Sentinel:
"I expected there would be some civil debate about it, but it wasn't civil," Posey said. "Just a bunch of name-calling and personal denigration. ... There is no reason to say that I'm the illegitimate grandson of an alligator."
He now says that he has "no reason to question" that Obama - born in Hawaii to an African father and an 18-year-old American mother - is a U.S. citizen. Initially, though, he told the Orlando Sentinel that he couldn't "swear on a stack of Bibles whether he [Obama] is or isn't [an American]."
Although Colbert's solution would be an unprecedented violation of Posey's privacy,these rumors may persist if he doesn't comply. Even if he were to allow the DNA test, that is no guarantee that the "Gator-ers" would be satisfied. They would probably insist that the test was faked.
Hopefully, Stephen Colbert will continue his courageous defense of Posey, assuring viewers nightly that he has "no reason to question" Posey's species, that the allegations of alligation are a croc.
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