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Noted sociopolitical commentator and designated hitter Luke Scott skeptical about Barack Obama's birthplace

Posted by Jesse Singal  December 9, 2010 10:10 AM

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lukescott.jpgYahoo! Sports has a, erm, colorful interview with Baltimore Orioles designated hitter Luke Scott.

Scott, after what one can only assume was weeks, if not months, spent poring over the relevant evidence, has determined that our president was not born in the United States:

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.

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.

People who tell the truth, they're very easy to ... their actions prove it. Something as simple providing a birth certificate. Come on. If you're born here, there's plenty of documents. But you know what? There's no documentation of him. No legal documentation of him. There's been lie after lie after lie exposed, but people put it under the carpet. Hence, the problem we have in this country.

(The "Here it is" link is a very nice touch on the interviewer's part.)

Very disappointing stuff. Not least because every day, as I ingest heaping globs of news and opinion, I am constantly asking myself, "What would Baltimore Orioles slugger Luke Scott say about this? What's his take?"

I feel like such a fool. But at least I am an American citizen.

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