Louisiana House Bill 561 would require presidential candidates to produce an original birth certificate and also a sworn statement detailing residences for the last 14 years. This bill does not apply to states other than Louisiana, of course, but similar bills may pass in other states after this initial bill. Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal, who might run for the Republican presidential nomination in 2012, has indicated that he will sign the bill if it comes to his desk. Could this be a sign that Bobby Jindal 2012 is a birther ticket?
According to The State Column, Governor Jindal said he will sign any bill that Â“simply restates the Constitution.Â” He joked that he would also sign a bill from the Louisiana legislature that restated the Bill of Rights.
Jindal has made no claims that President Obama was not born in the United States or that he is not a citizen. In fact, Jindal says that Louisiana House Bill 561 is not part of his personal agenda. He has merely stated that he will not veto the bill if it does actually pass in the Louisiana legislature. If there is a presidential campaign for Bobby Jindal 2012, his signing of this bill indicates he might pursue the birther issue against Obama.