Ah, Sen. John "F--- You" McCain's friends at The New York Times have found a possible wrinkle in his bid for the presidency.
That he is possibly not a "natural born" United States citizen.
In 1936, the year Sen. "F--- You" McCain was born, the Panama Canal Zone was a territory of the United States.
The Times http://www.nytimes.com/2008/02/28/us/politics/28mccain.html? has an extensive article in today's editions about the possibility of the erstwhile Arizona senator not being born, assumed, in one of the 48 American states at the time.
This non-issue is based on Article II, section I of the constitution and reads as follows:
No person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President; neither shall and Person be eligible to that Office who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty five Years, and been fourteen Years a Resident within the United States. http://heritage.org.
Now, I have expressed extensively my many problems with Sen. "F--- You" McCain, but the constitution is clear and Sen. "F--- You" McCain meets all of the requirements.
The so-called article does not and could not merit the space The Times gave it.
All it is showing is that maybe every week from here on to election day in November, The Times may continue to assault Sen. "F--- You" McCain with pointless "stories" until maybe, just maybe, one sticks.
All it does is give the Democrats a talking point in changing the requirement so essentially anyone could run for president.
After all, we have a governor here in California from Austria and Michigan has a governor from Canada. Why should they be denied the right to run for the highest office in the land? The constitution says that they can not. Period.
John McCain was born in what was then United States territory, given away by former President Jimmy Carter, and his parents were American citizens and John McCain was born in a naval hospital. I do not think you can get any more American than that!
I think that The New York Times needs to find other, factual and real, stories about Sen. John "F--- You" McCain.
Like why Sen. "F--- You" McCain apologized for his warm-up act, radio talker Bill Cunningham, referring to Sen. Barack Obama by his full name. Now, that is a REAL story!