Hawaii Legislature OKs measure to ignore requests for disclosure of Barack Obama's birth certificate
A brand-new chapter dawns in the birther controversy over President Obama's hidden birth certificate.
The Hawaii legislature has now officially passed a measure that would allow state officials to legally ignore each month's dozens of repeated requests by persons or organizations seeking to see the infant Obama's actual birth certificate.
For personal privacy reasons the certificate resides under government lock and key in Hawaii and, as is his right, Obama has never authorized its release.
That's a refusal that has only inflamed conspiracy theorists who theorize that if it's really legit, what's Obama's problem with disclosing it? The repeated non-response of spokesmen has been that's a silly issue.
Nearly three years ago at The Ticket's request, the presidential campaign of Barack Hussein Obama released a copy of his Certificate of Live Birth, which we promptly published right here.
In the ensuing months, however, that proved insufficient evidence for those who believe the twice-sworn 44th president might possibly maybe could have been born in Kenya, which could mean that he wasn't born an American even though his Kansas-born mother was American, which then still conceivably might possibly mean that Obama is an illegitimate president, as is, then, everything he's done since Jan. 20, 2009, they hope.
They want to see the real document.
Twice since then (click here to see Ticket proof) the director of Hawaii's State Department of Health, Chiyome Fukino, has issued official statements that she has personally and with....
...her very own official eyes seen the "original vital records" regarding Obama's birth in Honolulu's Kapiolani Maternity and Gynecological Hospital on Aug. 4, 1961.
And that Obama was born to a Kenyan father and an American mother, making him a natural-born citizen, as the U.S. Constitution requires of any president.
Obama's press secretary, Robert Gibbs, has also sought to dismiss the issue as "fictional nonsense," suggesting the so-called birthers would never be happy with any evidence. Numerous courts have also rejected suits seeking to challenge Obama and force the certificate's disclosure.
Tuesday Hawaii's Legislature approved a bill that would allow state officials to make a surgical exception in the state's public records law allowing the state to ignore any such repeated requests, meaning, of course, those for the sitting Democratic president. Since not too many other Hawaiian babies have been involved in such stubborn situations.
The exception measure now goes to the state's first female governor, Linda Lingle who was -- she has proof -- born in St. Louis.
And -- oh look! -- Lingle is a Republican.
Who is -- oh, look again! -- term-limited this year. Meaning, what's she got to lose by vetoing the bill? And letting the useless controversy roll on.
Or signing it. And letting it roll on anyway.
-- Andrew Malcolm
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Photos: Associated Press (Lingle); Obama and his mother (Obama family).