So, the Republicans may have a new sports hero and his name is Baltimore Orioles outfielder Luke Scott.
Here are some of his comments today at the Winter Meetings, as reported by WJZ in Baltimore:
“Obama does not represent America. Nor does he represent anything what our forefathers stood for,” Scott said in an interview with David Brown of Yahoo’s Big League Stew. “He was not born here. That’s my belief. I was born here,” Scott said. ”If someone accuses me of not being born here, I can go — within 10 minutes — to my filing cabinet and I can pick up my real birth certificate and I can go, ‘See? Look! Here it is. Here it is.’ The man has dodged everything. He dodges questions, he doesn’t answer anything. And why? Because he’s hiding something.”
Of course, the Orioles have issued a statement saying Scott's views don't reflect those of the club. David Brown has this afternoon's update on the story.