Challenge to Obama’s qualifications

The Supreme Court has been asked to take a case which questions whether  Barack Obama is Constitutionally qualified to be President.  At issue is the fact that his father was not an American citizen even though his mother was and he was born in Hawaii after it was granted statehood.  The allegation is that he is not  a “natural born citizen.”

NBC has an interesting take on the situation concluding that it is unlikely the Supreme Court will intervene.  Politico.com adds an interesting piece of information:  Clarence Thomas is the one asking that the Court consider taking the case.

The U.S. Supreme Court will decide Friday whether to take up a case over president-elect Barack Obama’s citizenship — one of a few around the country seeking to nullify his election, but this one has an interesting lineage. It was referred to the high court by Justice Clarence Thomas, the court’s only African-American justice.

Maybe Thomas is just returning the favor — putting through a case that questions whether Obama should be president, after Obama said he wouldn’t have picked Thomas for the high court.

Can I believe that Thomas could be so petty?  You betcha!

A decision is expected on Monday.