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Wednesday, September 15, 2004

George Soros for President?

The incredibly obtuse Dana Rohrabacher (R-Ca) has proposed a Constitutional Amendmendment to match that of Orrin Hatch.

Let foreign-born citizens run for president

A California Republican congressman introduced a constitutional amendment Wednesday that would allow Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to run for president. But he insisted the candidate he really wants to see is a 76-year-old House Democrat from Hungary.

"There are those here today who will interpret this constitutional proposal permitting naturalized citizens to serve as president as a political ploy," Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, an early supporter of Schwarzenegger's gubernatorial bid, said in remarks prepared for the House floor.

"This is no ploy. I honestly believe that Tom Lantos should be able to seek the highest office in the land, just like any other elected official."

Lantos, D-Calif., who's served in the House for more than two decades, said he was flattered but saw no need to amend the Constitution.

"However, if the Austro-Hungarian Empire is re-established in the United States, I will invite Arnold Schwarzenegger to be my lieutenant," he said.

I can only imagine that Republicans are having a hard time finding qualified people to run for president so they need to enlarge the pool of possible candidates. Otherwise it must be vanity legislation from people who don't believe the Constitution is a living document...