Like a massively less successful version of the Clintons, Alan Keyes just never goes away. The perennial electoral failure–who got 35, 000 votes in this month’s contest, with the help of the Christian Falangist Party–and his America’s Independence Party are now suing President-elect Obama to prove his U.S. citizenship before January 20th. “I and others are concerned that this issue be properly investigated and decided before Senator Obama takes office,” says Sir Alan. “Otherwise there will be a serious doubt as to the legitimacy of his tenure. This doubt would also affect the respect people have for the Constitution as the supreme law of the land.”
A crazy spiteful act from an unhinged ego-maniac? No, no, no. Keyes simply wants the best for Obama and his country. “I hope the issue can be quickly clarified so that the new President can take office under no shadow of doubt. This will be good for him and for the nation,” he says.