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Subject:  Birthers against Bridges Date:  3/24/2013  3:40 AM
Author:  intercst Number:  48527 of 73806

I driven through all 50 states, but nothing amazed me as much as the fact that they have a drawbridge on I-5 across the Columbia River separating Oregon and Washington State -- a drawbridge on a major Interstate highway?

Apparently local Tea-Baggers don't like the fact that a new stationary bridge will include light rail. And they're paying a celebrity "birther" lawyer $20,000 to fight it.

About 50 people turned up at a fundraiser in Vancouver aimed at putting an initiative on the ballot to stop light-rail portions of the Columbia River Crossing project.

The Stop Light Rail group has been trying to raise $20,000 to pay Everett lawyer Stephen Pidgeon, who has already appeared in Cowlitz County Superior Court on its behalf to help resurrect the initiative, which was blocked in January, and get the measure on the ballot in November.

Pidgeon, who made an unsuccessful bid for state attorney general in 2012, is also known for his challenge of Barack Obama's eligibility to be president.

He is author of "The Obama Error." In the 2011 book, Pidgeon alleges t