Is John McCain a “natural-born” citizen….

Well, this little story from the New York Times will get your pulse racing early in the morning.

 With Senator John McCain having been born into a military family in the Panama Canal Zone, there seems to be some legal thinking that says he may not be a natural-born U.S. citizen.  Not in the same way that Gov. Granholm was born in Canada, was a Canadian citizen and then became a naturalized citizen.  Read the story.

 There is also speculation in the story that Barry Goldwater was of questionable citizenship status and that Chester A. Arthurmight have secretly been Canadian and not a Vermonter.

Are people from Vermont, Vermonters or Vermontians?  Odd.

When I first read the title of the McCain story, which is “McCain’s Canal Zone Birth Prompts Queries About Whether That Rules Him Out“, I thought it said something about McCain in the Birth Canal, which would mean that investigative reporting really had gone too far.


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