Megadeth guitarist Dave Mustaine said in an interview with a Canadian television show “The Hour” that he “has a lot of questions about him [President Obama], but certainly not where he was born. I know he was born somewhere else than America.”
“Well, then you’re a birther,” said host George Stroumboulopoulos, who had asked Mustaine directly whether he was one.
“No I’m not calling a question to it, I just, you know, what’s the point?” Mustaine said, who then proceeded to say that Obama had been “invisible” until he became President.
Earlier in the interview, Mustaine had lamented the state of American politics, casting aspersions on nearly all the Republican candidates as well, except for former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum. Mustaine previously said that he hoped Santorum would make it to the White House, and then said he hadn’t actually given his endorsement, essentially citing some semantics about what he meant.
In the new interview, Mustaine said that Santourm “…just looks like he could be a really cool president, kinda like a JFK type of guy.”
Earlier in the interview Mustaine expressed his discontent with GOP frontrunner former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, citing evidence from one of the right wing’s favorite targets. “George Soros came out and said Mitt Romney is just like Obama. So what do you got there? You’ve got Obama’s mentor saying that Mitt Romney’s just like him, and he’s leading the polls now.”
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Kyle is the Editor of TPM Media’s PollTracker. He graduated from Beloit College (WI) and began working in politics before getting an M.A. in magazine journalism from New York University, where he interned at TPM and the website of The New Yorker.