According to The Ticket, a website on Yahoo! News, Hawaii has yielded to a request by the Secretary of State of Arizona, Ken Bennett, to provide legal proof of Obama’s U.S. citizenship.
The two states have tussled for nearly three months over Obama’s birth records.
Earlier in the Spring, Obama’s attorneys testified that the birth records they’d provided to New Jersey were falsified. The news never really made it past the Garden State’s borders, along with a lot of other news that never gets reported.
Hawaii stated late Tuesday it has provided verification of the president's birth to Arizona's secretary of state, who claimed he needed proof of Obama's citizenship before he could place his name on the state's November ballot.
Joshua Wisch, special assistant to Hawaii Attorney General David Louie told the Associated Press Tuesday it has provided verification of the president’s birth to Arizona’s secretary of state, who claimed he needed proof of Obama's citizenship before he could place his name on the state's November ballot, and that the matter is now resolved.
“Hawaii didn't give in to the request quickly or easily,” says The Ticket, “pressing Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett for proof that the records were needed as part of normal business. Wisch said Hawaii got the necessary proof, so it sent Bennett's office the verification. In a radio interview last week, Bennett insisted he is ‘not a birther. I believe the president was born in Hawaii — or at least I hope he was.’”
“But, he said, ‘my responsibility as secretary of state is to make sure the ballots in Arizona are correct and that those people whose names are on the ballot have met the qualifications for the office they are seeking.’”
This proof won’t satisfy hard-core birthers, of course. They still have issues with Obama’s parentage (one parent was not a U.S. citizen), his residency in Indonesia, and whether his U.S. citizenship was renounced while living there or whether he held dual citizenship.
Recently, Obama’s publicist published a dust-cover biography from the 1990s, which stated that Obama is Kenyan. Initially, it was the Clintons who began the rumors that Obama was not a citizen. Many of his rivals would like vengeance for his smear campaigns on them and find some dirt on him.
Trust no one in this matter. Red herrings abound, and it’s more credible that he was born in Hawaii on August 4, 1961, than anywhere else in the world. Obama is a double-dealer. Having been born on that date, in that place, makes him just as suspect, in fact, more so, to a smaller group of influential people than being born in Kenya does to The Birthers.
Trust yours truly on this one; being born in Hawaii on Aug. 4, 1961 is just about the worst time for the birth of a President of the United States than anyplace or any other time in the whole world. It’s not so good for America, either. Benedict Arnold had a better birthdate than this guy. Chances are, he knows it, and has sent us all on a wild goose chase to keep us guessing until it’s too late to do anything about it.
When the time comes, we who know will be able to take grim dissatisfaction in the knowledge that there was something worse than having a Kenyan-born president of the United States.