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Madeleine Albright's (in)eligibility was already a known quantity when President Clinton appointed her to the Office of Secretary of State. There was never any question as to whether she would have been inaugurated or skipped over, had it ever become necessary to go that deep into the bullpen.
As regards Mr. Obama, the fact that his father was not a U.S. Citizen is not a consideration. It only takes one parent to confer citizenship, and under the current interpretation of the 14th Amendment, all it takes is being born within the United States.
And about Capt. McCain, even though both of his parents were U.S. Citizens, (in fact, both his grandfather and father eventually rose to 4-star Admiral in the U.S. Navy), he was still born outside the United States, in the Panama Canal Zone.
Finally, Gereng, your two kids born overseas and registered at the U.S. Consulate would not be eligible to hold the office of President (or Vice President, for that matter). Here is the full text of Article II, Section 1, Paragraph 5 of the U.S. Constitution: "No Person except a natural born Citizen, or a CItizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to that Office who shall not have attained to the age of thirty five years, and been fourteen Years a Resident within the United States.
Birth at a U.S. Consulate or Embassy does not count as "natural born," though they would be Citizens.
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