Enough is Enough

Jan Brewer Vetoes Birther Bill

After being lumped in with them during the immigration debate, Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer is finally standing up to her state legislature: On Monday, she vetoed two controversial pieces of legislation—a bill that would allow guns on campus and a “birther bill” that would have required President Obama and other presidential candidates to show extensive documentation to prove they are U.S. citizens before their names can appear on the ballot. Brewer called the guns on campus bill “sloppily written and drafted,” noting that it included no provisions for its enforcement. As for the “birther bill,” Brewer’s words were harsher, saying the bill goes “too far.” “I never imagined being presented with a bill that could require candidates for president of the greatest and most powerful nation on earth to submit their ‘early baptismal or circumcision certificates.’”