Wednesday, January 19, 2011

However you stand on the Obama birth certificate stuff,

this does not help matters.
Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie suggested in an interview published today that a long-form, hospital-generated birth certificate for Barack Obama may not exist within the vital records maintained by the Hawaii Department of Health.

Abercrombie told the Honolulu Star Advertiser he was searching within the Hawaii Department of Health to find definitive vital records that would prove Obama was born in Hawaii, because the continuing eligibility controversy could hurt the president's chances of re-election in 2012.

Donalyn Dela Cruz, Abercrombie's spokeswoman in Honolulu, ignored again today another in a series of repeated requests made by WND for an interview with the governor.
As I recall, Abercrombie said a while back that he'd seen the original birth certificate; now this?

1 comment:

Sigivald said...

"A long-form" one and "the original" need not be the same.

I imagine there are various originals produced, beyond the long one the hospital keeps (as the Hawaii system appears to work, or to have worked back then).

Parents normally want one or two (for backup contingency). And those are just as "original" as a long-form one, being made by the hospital at the time of birth, and not later duplicates.

(I think that might be some weird Hawaii thing, since I've never heard of a "long-form birth certificate" in any other context, but I haven't researched it either.)