“First of all, I’m not playing to the birthers, I’m not a birther. I believe that the president was born in Hawaii, or at least I hope he was. Hawaii has a special provision in their law that allows other government officials from other states to request what’s called a verification in lieu of a certified copy of a birth certificate. So I’m not asking for the certified copy of the birth certificate at all. I was frankly expecting that they would very quickly and very simply say ‘yes.’ Eight weeks later, they haven’t. I can’t seem to get them to say yes.” – Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett, saying he may keep President Obama off his state’s November ballot.