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Opening Arguments

Birthers, baby

Granted it's just a small sip (not the Big Gulp Rivera slammed back), but even Ann Coulter is drinking the birther Kool-Aid:

While she “loves” Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) as a potential presidential candidate, Ann Coulter is not entirely certain whether the Texas Republican would be eligible under constitutional requiring the president to be a “natural-born citizen.”

Geraldo Rivera insisted that Cruz having been born in Canada to a Cuban father and American mother causes a bit of a legal headache, considering Article 2, Section 1′s requirement that “No person except a natural born Citizen” may be eligible for the presidency.

“It’s not open and shut,” Coulter conceded, adding that “We’re gonna have to have some law professors look at it and give us the answer.”

No law professor needed for this moot point, for the same reason the arguments about President Obama's birthplace (or John McCain's, for that matter) were pointless. Their mothers were American citizens, so they can claim U.S. citizenship even if they were born on the moon. Anybody really think the Superme Court would deny natural-born status to anybody but someone born outside the U.S. to two non-citizens?