The controversial sheriff of Maricopa County is in the news again. He has been made a scapegoat for his stand on closing the border to illegal immigrants. The Federal government resents any interference with its less aggressive program of border protection. There is a lawsuit that accuses him of profiling, since he thinks that illegal immigrants in his county speak Spanish rather than (say) Finnish. He is authorized by state law to ask questions.
He has started a research organization called Cold Case Posse. The cold case is question is the citizenship of President Obama. This is a legal issue for counties, since the President’s name will be on the 2012 ballot. He wants to follow through on the accusation that the President may be using fraudulent documents.
His organization plans to issue a preliminary report in February. He admits that it will be controversial.
The sheriff also confirmed the Obama investigation has broadened beyond an examination of whether or not the birth certificate made public by the White House on April 27 is an authentic document. The probe, he said, is examining Obama’s history in regard to his eligibility to be president under Article 2, Section 1 of the U.S. Constitution.
He said his team has amassed hundreds of pages of documentation and taken testimony from dozens of experts in preparation for a final phase of field investigation
We can safely assume that this will get media coverage. He seems to be very good at getting media coverage.
When a sheriff issues a report, this is not the same as a local Tea Party group posting a Website with links to other sites. This is a legal matter that could lead to a court case against getting the President’s name on the state ballot. This report will be news. It will be “all over Youtube” news. It will be “can’t sweep it under the rug” news.
This will lead to calls in other states against Obama’s name on the ballot. It’s way too late for that campaign to be successful. But it will cause a stink. It will resurrect this seemingly politically dead issue. It will polarize more voters.
He is raising money nationally to fund the investigation. His organization takes tax-deductible donations. Donors send money to the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office, P. O. Box 74374, Phoenix, AZ 85087.