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Monday, August 03, 2009

 
So What DO I Think Of This Birth Certificate Business?

I know two facts: that the Certification of Live Birth is legal evidence of Obama's Hawaiian birth (see bottom of linked image, and that Obama is using a lot of resources to keep the original birth certificate under wraps. (Hat tip to Spatula City for the second link.)

Why the presidential evasiveness? The two most logical possibilities are:

  1. The "birthers" are politically advantageous to Obama as a convenient punching bag and distraction; hiding the long-form birth certificate is the best way to keep the movement alive.
  2. As even many non-birthers suspect, there's something embarrassing on the long-form birth certificate that Obama wants to hide.

What could possibly be embarrassing on a birth certificate? A wussy birth weight?

I took out my 1960 birth certificate. Alabama and Hawaii birth certificates of that time may differ in what's reported, but I suspect that difference is slight. Here's some items from my

  • Location of birth, usually a hospital (such as the Mobile Infirmary).
  • Whether birth was single or multiple birth (twins, triplets, etc.). Anyone in the US correctional system sporting an iron mask?
  • Age of parents.
  • Street address of parents.
  • Birthplace of parents.
  • Father's occupation.
  • Number of children previously born to mother.
  • Number of children previously born to mother but currently dead.
  • Number of children previously stillborn to mother.

  • Anyone's guess is as good as mine.

    Obama has guaranteed that even people who normally wouldn't give a flying fandango about his long-form birth certificate want to see it.

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