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Is it dead yet?

CNN/U.S. President Jon Klein told staffers at the cable news network Thursday night that the supposed controversy regarding the legitimacy of President Obama’s birth certificate is a “dead” story after anchor Lou Dobbs drew attention for raising the issue repeatedly on his radio program.

The website TVNewser reported today that Klein sent an e-mail to staffers of “Lou Dobbs Tonight” just as the program went to air, informing them that CNN researchers had determined that Hawaiian officials discarded all paper documents in 2001. A long-form birth certificate with details about the doctor who delivered Obama no longer exists, they reported. The shorter Certificate of Live Birth noting Obama’s birth on Aug. 4, 1961, that has been made public is the official record.

“It seems to definitively answer the question,” Klein wrote,

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sweet-a-kins

Asked by sweet-a-kins at 6:38 PM on Jul. 25, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • “It seems to definitively answer the question,” Klein wrote, according to TVNewser. “Since the show's mission is for Lou to be the explainer and enlightener, he should be sure to cite this during your segment tonite. And then it seems this story is dead -- because anyone who still is not convinced doesn't really have a legitimate beef.”

    In his show Thursday, Dobbs did note the explanation from Hawaiian officials, though he went on to devote another segment to the topic, interviewing CNN contributor Roland Martin and Rep. Ted Poe, a co-sponsor of a bill that would require future presidential candidates to produce their birth certificates.
    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 6:38 PM on Jul. 25, 2009

  • Old horses never die.
    But I'd still like to know a sum total of what was spent on this
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 6:40 PM on Jul. 25, 2009

  • Old horses never die. But I'd still like to know a sum total of what was spent on this


    By whom??

    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 6:42 PM on Jul. 25, 2009

  • wait, the government is dumb enough to actually NOT check birth certificates of potential presidential candidates? *forehead slap*

    maybe i read it wrong?
    pookipoo

    Answer by pookipoo at 6:44 PM on Jul. 25, 2009

  • By Obama, roughly a million.
    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 6:45 PM on Jul. 25, 2009

  • By Obama, roughly a million.


    and what was he supposed to do? NOT get a lawyer everytime he was sued over it?? He showed the official public record and had the republican governor of Hawaii verify it as well as teh dept. of health and human services. He no longer has the long form (as many of us don't, you may remember his mom traveled ALOT) and the state doesn't have ANYONE'S anymore....

    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 6:56 PM on Jul. 25, 2009

  • Sweet, some people will NEVER believe he is a citizen, even if you could produce the doctor and nurse who delivered little Barack and they both gave sworn testimony, and produced video clips and photos of them delivering him directly in from of the statue of King Kamehameha. LOL

    Personally, I thought is was a dead horse months ago, but people like conspiracy theories.
    mancosmomma

    Answer by mancosmomma at 7:00 PM on Jul. 25, 2009

  • I have said I think chances are he is a citizen every time it came up in a question. I just answered the post above mine.
    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 7:04 PM on Jul. 25, 2009

  • Sweet, some people will NEVER believe he is a citizen, even if you could produce the doctor and nurse who delivered little Barack and they both gave sworn testimony, and produced video clips and photos of them delivering him directly in from of the statue of King Kamehameha. LOL Personally, I thought is was a dead horse months ago, but people like conspiracy theories.


    LOL..Your probably RIGHT!!! LOL

    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 7:14 PM on Jul. 25, 2009

  • He's presented a Certification of Live Birth, not a Certificate of Live Birth, two different documents according to the State of Hawaii. Regardless...

    We're expected to accept that the state of Hawaii just tossed all the paper documents into the trash without first scanning them into a computer system or filing them on microfilm? Is no one else troubled by that alleged act?
    May-20

    Answer by May-20 at 7:19 PM on Jul. 25, 2009

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