My cousin Michael D'Asta and his family live in Arizona. He flies commercial jets for a living. Last time I heard he was taking people to Hawaii. He may be up in the clouds a lot, but, metaphorically, his feet have always been firmly on the ground.
Not like his flighty secretary of state, Ken Bennett. Bennett wants to see President Barack Obama's Hawaiian birth certificate before he puts his name on the November ballot. He forswears that he's a "birther". No, he says he's just doing his job of vetting the qualifications of all candidates. It seems a citizen of Arizona ( Republican Governor Jan Brewer?) has urged him to follow this course of action. So what is Mr. Bennett to do?
On the other hand, no one is asking Bennett to verify Mitt Romney's alleged nativity in Michigan.
It's been two months and Hawaii has yet to comply with Mr. Bennett's formal request. Maybe the officials in Hawaii believe Bennett was born yesterday. Or maybe they remember who appointed him to be secreatry of state? Jan Brewer.