I don’t want to pollute the WIndy with his nonsense, but as a way of explaining: I called Hawaii back in November when I started writing longer pieces about the Obama Birthers. They pointed me to this 10/31 statement:
Therefore, I as Director of Health for the State of Hawaiâ€˜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 Hawaiâ€˜i State Department of Health has Sen. Obamaâ€™s original birth certificate on record in accordance with state policies and procedures.
Literate people read this as “we have Barack Obama’s birth certificate.” Lonewacko/Chris Kelly/24Ahead reads this as “we have a document that MAY INDEED SAY THAT OBAMA WAS BORN IN KENYA.” It’s the stupidest argument I’ve dealt with in my mini-career in the Obama Birtherverse, and I’ve dealt with some high-grade stupid shit. Lonewacko/24Ahead’s evidence that… uh, that Hawaiian bureaucrats don’t mean “birth certificate” when they say “birth certificate,” and instead mean “certification of live birth in foreign country,” is that one of the bureaucrats blew him off. Hell, who wouldn’t blow him off?
Why won’t Hawaii say more? I don’t know? Why don’t I call them again? Because they answered my question already!
Oh, Lonewacko: Those people you keep e-mailing about this? They’re laughing at you.
You were right about the political acumen of the Ron Paul activists, though.