But it is always nice to see a Democrat filing a suit like this:
A prominent Philadelphia attorney and Hillary Clinton supporter filed suit this afternoon in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania against Illinois Sen. Barack Obama, the Democratic National Committee and the Federal Election Commission. The action seeks an injunction preventing the senator from continuing his candidacy and a court order enjoining the DNC from nominating him next week, all on grounds that Sen. Obama is constitutionally ineligible to run for and hold the office of President of the United States.I don't believe it, mostly because it would be just too convenient, watching the Democratic Party self-destruct. But we all have little fantasies of wonderful but unlikely things that we would like to have happen, don't we? Our Space Brothers could land, bringing us a cure for cancer, hatred, and war. Warren Buffett could transfer $100 million into my savings account. A platinum-iridium meteor weighing 500 pounds could land on my property. A time traveler from the year 2224 could leave the plans for a desktop nuclear fusion reactor in my office. And someone could prove that Obama isn't a natural born citizen of the United States!
Philip Berg, the filing attorney, is a former gubernatorial and senatorial candidate, former chair of the Democratic Party in Montgomery (PA) County, former member of the Democratic State Committee, and former Deputy Attorney General of Pennsylvania. According to Berg, he filed the suit--just days before the DNC is to hold its nominating convention in Denver--for the health of the Democratic Party.
"I filed this action at this time," Berg stated, "to avoid the obvious problems that will occur when the Republican Party raises these issues after Obama is nominated.".