Oklahoma's Sharia-Slayer Endorses Rick Santorum

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March 4 2012 8:11 PM

Oklahoma's Sharia-Slayer Endorses Rick Santorum

In the inbox tonight: A list of Rick Santorum's latest endorsements from Oklahoma. High up the list is a nod from Rep. Sally Kern. Come on, you remember Sally Kern! Last year, during a stop in the state, I talked to Kern about her work to pre-emptively ban sharia law.

"When I see things that are happening that I think will weaken our American way of life, I don't like that," she says. "I don't have a problem with people coming over here—why wouldn't people want to come to America, the greatest nation in the world where you have the most opportunities and freedoms? Why wouldn't they want to come over here? But if they're going to come over here, let them become Americans. If they want to hold on to their own cultures, then why—and I hope I don't get in trouble here—why not live in their own countries?"

This was not in the top 50 percentile of controversial things Kern has done or said.

David Weigel is a reporter for Bloomberg Politics

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