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Dem HI Gov: Obama’s Birth Certificate “Exists in Archives” But Can’t Be Produced

In an apparent effort to attempt to quell the ongoing “birther” “conspiracy” that Mr. Obama is not a natural born citizen (and, hence, not eligible to be President), newly-elected Democrat Governor and former Congressman Neil Abercrombie apparently can’t yet track down an actual, printable document that would verify the President’s birth in Hawaii (as in, replete with doctor’s signature and other such official evidence of birth).

The Daily Mail:

Pressure was mounting on Hawaii Governor Neil Abercrombie today amid increasing confusion over whether President Obama was born there.

Abercrombie said on Tuesday that an investigation had unearthed papers proving Obama was born in Hawaii in 1961.

He told Honolulu’s Star-Advertiser: ‘It actually exists in the archives, written down,’ he said.

But it became apparent that what had been discovered was an unspecified listing or notation of Obama’s birth that someone had made in the state archives and not a birth certificate.

And in the same interview Abercrombie suggested 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.

He said efforts were still being made to track down definitive vital records that would prove Obama was born in Hawaii. …

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Long-time “birther” debunker David Weigel, in response to the above, had the following to say:

…It doesn’t matter what record Hawaii has. It matters that the state has a record, and that the record confirms what was reported in 1961 in the births sections of Hawaii newspapers. But this is the problem with birthers, and why I’m so bored with them. They reverse-engineer every bit of news to find gerunds and commas that may, perhaps, in a manner of speaking, prove that there is a shadow of a doubt of skepticism about Obama’s birth.

Yet, according to Hawaii’s own Department of Health web site, we have official word from back in 2008 that a birth certificate actually exists and is on file:

“Therefore, I as Director of Health for the State of Hawai‘i, along with the Registrar of Vital Statistics who has statutory authority to oversee and maintain these type of vital records, have personally seen and verified that the Hawai‘i State Department of Health has Sen. Obama’s original birth certificate on record in accordance with state policies and procedures.

So, why doesn’t Gov. Abercrombie simply trapse on over to the Vital Records division and put in an official request to see the document?

After all, he has claimed to want to put all this “birther” mess to bed, once and for all; it would seem to me that if such a document actually exists, he’d be able to make this known and that would be it!

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