Jan 19 2011
Governor suggests controversy could hurt president’s re-election chances. (I don’t know why, it didn’t hurt him in the last election)
WND — Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie suggested in an interview published today that a long-form, hospital-generated birth certificate forBarack Obamamay not exist within the vital records maintained by the Hawaii Department of Health.
Abercrombie told the Honolulu Star Advertiserhe was searching within the Hawaii Departmentof 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.
Toward the end of theinterview, the newspaper askedAbercrombie: “You stirred up quite a controversy with your comments regarding birthers and your plan to release more information regarding PresidentBarack Obama’s birthcertificate. How is that coming?”
In his response, Abercrombie acknowledged the birth certificate issue will have “political implications” for the next presidential election “that we simply cannot have.”
Abercrombie did not report to the newspaper that he or the HawaiiDepartmentof Health had found Obama’s long-form, hospital-generated birthcertificate. The governor only suggested his investigations to date had identified an unspecified listing or notation of Obama’s birth that someone had made in the state archives.
“It was actually written, I am told, this is what our investigation is showing, it actually exists in the archives, written down,”Abercrombie said.
For seemingly the first time, Abercrombie frankly acknowledged that presidential politics motivated his search for Obama birthrecords, implying that failure to resolve the questions that remain unanswered about the president’s birth and early life may damage his chance for re-election. (From your mouth to God’s ears)