In an interview with KTAR radio in Phoenix today, Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett (right) backed off earlier threats to exclude Barack Obama from the Arizona general election ballot if Hawaii doesn’t provide some verification.
While Bennett clearly wouldn’t care what this web site says, something got to him. Bennett said:
If I embarrassed the state, I apologize, but that certainly wasn’t my intent. He’ll be on the ballot as long as he fills out the same paperwork and does the same things that everybody else has.
Indeed there has been extensive coverage, generally negative, of Bennett’s email exchange with Hawaii officials.
In further news, Bennett says that he talked by phone with the Attorney General of Hawaii last night, and clarified his request. He now expects that Hawaii will respond within a couple of days. This story is reported by TPM Muckraker.
In a related story, birthers have begun moving the goal posts.