As I’m sure you know, Arizonas republican secretary of state, Ken Bennet, is demanding, yes demanding that Hawaii confirm that Obama was indeed born there.
This- despite the fact that Hawaii has ben doing just that for over 4 years. They were so overloaded by requests, again, again, and again for the info that they put into effect special rules in a desperate attempt to save manpower and money.
Not only have they realesed the standard short form birth certificate, they’ve also taken the highly unusual step to get permission from Obama himself to release the long form birth certificate- something that has never been done before in history.
They even launched a special webpage to deal with the endless requests that links to all the information. And of course numerous officials and news agencies have viewed the actual physical copy released to Obama, and which is held at his headquarters in Chicago.
Not to mention the birth announcements in the hawaii papers- which were sent by the hospital themself.
And of course the birthers insist Obamas records- from his school records, to his law records, to his medical records are “sealed”. Which is true. But what they ignore is that is the same as for you, for me, or any other citizen. These records are always sealed- as they should be. No one can have access to them unless you give them to them. And of course no president, no governor, no congressman in history as ever been asked to give up these records.
Of course Bennet claims he is not a birther- and this is just the result of an overwhelming demand of 1,200 AZcitizens. Less then 1/5 of a % of Arizonascitizens. And of course- he has already stated is intent to run for governor in the next election.
But what are we to think of a man who demands information- that has been provided time and time again by the very agencies he is demanding the information from? At the behest of a lunatic fringe minority? Is this a man showing the leadership to be governor? Or secretary of state? or dog catcher? Or is this a man who is bordering on treason? Wasting the resources of countless government agencies to promote himself with a vocal minority?