Thursday, December 9, 2010

Birthers and Baseball

Luke Scott, Orioles Star, Takes "Birther" Side:

Luke Scott has joined the ranks of birthers, those people who say they do not believe that Barack H. Obama was born in the United States. Which is a fine thing if you are anyone other than the president.

The Orioles' 32-year-old star first baseman-DH Scott was talking with David Brown over Big League Stew sports blog and Brown asked in passing about Obama's birth:

"He was not born here," Scott asserted. Then the player added:

"That's my belief. I was born here. If someone accuses me of not being born here, I can go — within 10 minutes — to my filing cabinet and I can pick up my real birth certificate and I can go, "See? Look! Here it is. Here it is." The man has dodged everything. He dodges questions, he doesn't answer anything. And why? Because he's hiding something."
LOL. Wait a second: you can find your birth certificate in your filing cabinet within 10 minutes? I have no clue where mine is. I wonder if that means I'm "hiding something"?
You know what? People who have bad intentions, people that are deceivers or are not of honor and integrity — that's how they act. I've seen it in every — it doesn't matter what level. It can be in politics, it can be in business, it can be in sports, it can be in the construction field. Doesn't matter. It's all the same attitude. It's the same thing.
Uh, Luke? We don't even do partisan politics here at TPE. Me thinks you should stick with your day job of being a professional athlete (on that "worst team in baseball in 2010"), and basically STFU when it comes to politics or business or anything else not sports-related.

Just a thought.

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