Abercrombie's "mission" was to discredit the birthers by stating that he knew for a fact that Obama's birth certificate was in the state archives--that the record was written there, and it was just a matter of time before he would be able to end the controversy over whether or not Obama is a natural born citzen.
However, a week later, it seems as if we're back to square one, as Hawaii will NOT release Obama's records:
"HONOLULU -- A privacy law that shields birth certificates has prompted Democratic Gov. Neil Abercrombie to abandon efforts to dispel claims that President Barack Obama was born outside Hawaii, his office says.
State Attorney General David Louie told the governor that privacy laws bar him from disclosing an individual's birth documentation without the person's consent, Abercrombie spokeswoman Donalyn Dela Cruz said Friday.
"There is nothing more that Gov. Abercrombie can do within the law to produce a document," said Dela Cruz. "Unfortunately, there are conspirators who will continue to question the citizenship of our president."
Abercrombie, who was a friend of Obama's parents and knew him as a child, launched an investigation last month into whether he can release more information about the president's Aug. 4, 1961 birth.
The governor said at the time he was bothered by people who questioned Obama's birthplace for political reasons.
But Abercrombie's attempt reached a dead end when Louie told him the law restricted his options."
Interesting. I think Abercrombie said what he said for political posturing. I'll bet a bunch of people voted for him because of what he SAID he would do, knowing full well, the laws of his state.
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Answer by jesse123456 at 12:46 PM on Jan. 22, 2011
Even Chris Matthews, the chill up my leg man, said that PBO should release the records. He expressed concern that there seems to be such a secrecy to the records. Now, when Matthew calls for the records, PBO is in trouble.
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 1:06 PM on Jan. 22, 2011
I honestly think the record does not exist - that doesn't mean he isn't a citizen, it just means the actual physical piece of paper does not exist. It's hardly a unique situation - if you've ever done any genealogy you find all over the place there are things that are just gone - floods, fires, wars, even mold, and the older the records are, the more likely it is something has happened to them.
Where things get screwed up is nobody being up front about that from the start. Yes, it may have kept him out of the running, but that's not unique either. There's no shortage of people excluded from running for public office due to reasons that are beyond their control. Since they couldn't be bothered, this is never going away - you can't prove a negative. It's as much his legacy as the recession.
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