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Constituent to Claire McCaskill: ‘Where’s Your Birth Certificate?’

Kathleen O’Dell reports on a town hall meeting held by Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) with some choice hecklers: t was the next question from a Rogersville man

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Kathleen O’Dell reports on a town hall meeting held by Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) with some choice hecklers:

[I]t was the next question from a Rogersville man that drew more applause: “What is the procedure for recalling U.S. senators?”

Someone quickly shouted to scattered laughter, “Where’s your birth certificate?” a reference to some Americans’ doubts about President Barack Obama’s birth country.

It was tongue-in-cheek, but wow, the Obama “birther” meme has traveled very far.

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