You know that thing at the county fair where you take a giant mallet and you strike a pad as hard as you can and it sends a ball rocketing up a metal pole to where it, hopefully, hits a bell and you win a prize? John Sununu’s Stupid mallet is so powerful that the ball not only rang the bell but it continued up into outer space and is now in orbit.

Former New Hampshire Gov. John Sununu (R) said on Monday during an appearance on Fox News that President Obama is “inciting” birther conspiracy theorists by planning a trip to Kenya this summer.

“I think his trip back to Kenya is going to create a lot of chatter and commentary amongst some of the hard right, who still don’t see him as having been born in the U.S.,” Sununu said on the show “America’s Newsroom.”

“I personally think he’s just inciting some chatter on an issue that should have been a dead issue a long time ago,” he said.

Yes, it’s true: if Stupid were rocket fuel, you could use John Sununu to launch satellites.