28 April 2011
Donald Trump is proud of himself. He said so yesterday, after President Obama showed the world his birth certificate and Trump claimed that he forced the President to do so.
Of course, The Donald had to say something like that. He is just smart enough to know how stupid he seemed in light of his claim that Obama was born in Africa. Well, at least now we know that TD/DT is in the 25th percentile in intelligence: One out of every four Americans still believes that the Obama wasn't born in the USA.
I guess I shouldn't be surprised. After all, four centuries after Galileo and Copernicus, and five centuries after Columbus, we have a Flat Earth Society. They might be jokers, but they're not kidding.
The whole (non-) controversy about Obama's birth certificate got me to thinking what might happen if we ever have a transgender President. Let's say that person has been living "stealth": His or her previous life is unknown even to his or her friends and closest work associates. How long do you think it would be before someone with too much money and too much time on his or her hands finds out that Madame President had been a dude, or that Mister President had been a mistress?
Would the President ignore the rumors, as Obama did about the birther's claims? And, if he/she did, for how long? Obama held out for two years? Would our tranny president ignore the demand to know about his or her past?
Would someone demand to see the original birth certificate of our great two-spirited leader? Remember that in most states that issue new birth certificates (including Georgia, from which I got mine) keep the original on file. The original, of course, includes the gender to which the baby was assigned and the name he or she was given at birth. So, even though my current birth certificate has the name by which you know me and an "F" for sex, in Atlanta there is still a copy with the name I was given on the day I was born and an "M" where there always should have been an "F." So, if I were to be elected President and someone who hasn't read this blog (How likely are both of those to be true?) heard about or suspected my past, would he or she demand that I show my original birth certificate?
Hmm...What if we were to re-fight the Civil War and I ran for President of the Union? Would the fact that I was born in the Peachtree State make me ineligible?
And would Donald Trump (or his future equivalent) be proud of him (or her) self for "forcing" me to show a birth certificate that indicates my birth as a boy named Nicholas in the state of Georgia?
I think he would. I would let him be.