Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Luke Scott…Um…Not so Bright…

UPDATE (12/8/2010 at 6:25):  The Orioles have issued a statement regarding Luke Scott's comments regarding Obama's citizenship:

“Luke Scott’s comments do not reflect the opinion of the Baltimore Orioles organization. The fact is that Barack Obama is our President, duly elected by the people of the United States. End of story.”

Luke Scott’s comments on Obama might be the most ridiculous since Carl Everett claimed that dinosaurs didn't exist because the Bible never mentioned them.
Original Post (12/8/2010 at 3:50 pm):  David Brown of Yahoo! Sports has a regular Q&A column titled “The Answer Man.”  In this week’s column, he interviews Orioles designated hitter Luke Scott, and finds out some…well…interesting details regarding his political beliefs.

“He was not born here…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.”

There you have it.  Luke Scott is a (gasp) birther.  Yikes!  What does this have to do with baseball?  Not a whole lot.  Well, other than the fact Luke Scott happens to be a baseball player.  I just thought it was interesting—and incredibly sad.

For the record, if someone accused me of not being born in America, I couldn’t produce my birth certificate “within ten minutes” like Luke Scott.  Why?  I lost mine years ago.  I could request a new copy of my birth certificate, but I don’t have any motivation to do so.  Then again, maybe I’m just hiding something… 


  1. I could not be less surprised, just from the look of him.

  2. I don't want this to become political. There's nothing wrong with being conservative or Republican. While I don't lean that direction, there are many that have excellent ideas. Additionally, I have no problem with those that are willing to argue Obama's policies rationally, logically, and on their merits. I do have a serious problem with people pushing misinformation (like the Birther conspiracy) in order to score political points and denigrate a person. The fact that people are willing to buy into this bullshit theory is what's so disappointing. These people will believe anything you tell them.