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Arizona Head Birther, Ken Bennett, Backs Down

Posted on the 24 May 2012 by Mikeb302000
Arizona Head Birther, Ken Bennett, Backs Down HuffPo reports
Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett backed off his birther demands on Wednesday, going so far as to say that he considered the matter of President Barack Obama's ballot eligibility "closed."
On Tuesday night, Bennett, also an Arizona co-chair for Mitt Romney's presidential campaign, apologized for creating controversy and feeding a birther frenzy by requesting that Hawaiian officials verify the president's birth documents.
"If I embarrassed the state, I apologize, but that certainly wasn't my intent," Bennett, who had earlier threatened to keep Obama off the ballot if his inquiry wasn't met, said during an interview with radio station KTAR.
Did he embarrass Arizona? Well, as hard as that might be to do, he certainly did.
What could have caused the public turnaround?  Was he less than sincere all along, or did something happen to change his mind?
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