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December 30, 2010

Hawaii Gov. Suddenly 'mum' On Obama Birth 'certificate'

Hawaii gov suddenly 'mum' on Obama birth 'certificate'

After blizzard of attacks on 'birthers,' Abercrombie now avoids interviews


Although Hawaii's newly elected Democrat governor, Neil Abercrombie, has recently given a flurry of high-profile media interviews condemning "birthers" who question Barack Obama's constitutional eligibility to occupy the Oval Office, suddenly he is declining to answer a few hard questions.

Abercrombie, 72, a former member of the U.S. House, may be trying to quell the surge of doubt among Americans – polls show nearly six in 10 doubt Obama's own eligibility story – by promising he will try to release additional records on Obama from his state's Department of Health vault.

He has, in just recent days, expressed his disdain toward "birthers" in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune, on CNN, as well as the local Star Advertiser and Hawaii News Now.

His startling remarks appear to be in response to the recent polling results as well as the rapidly growing list of high-profile personalities and leaders publicly raising questions about Obama's eligibility.

"It [the Obama birth certificate controversy] is an insult to his [Obama's] mother and to his father; they were my friends, and I have an emotional interest in that," Abercrombie told the New York Times in a telephone interview Thursday. "It's an emotional insult. It is disrespectful to the president; it is disrespectful to the office."

It was just last week that Abercrombie himself injected new urgency into the ongoing controversy over Obama's birth certificate when the Star Advertiser reported the governor has been talking with the state attorney general's office and the director of the state Health Department to see how he can bypass Hawaii's privacy laws and release more information about whatever Obama records exist there.

Interestingly, the new governor's links to the controversy go way back.

Abercrombie claims to have seen baby Obama in Hawaii

Although he has acknowledged he was not present at the still-unidentified hospital in Honolulu to witness Obama's birth, Abercrombie long has claimed he socialized with Barack Obama Sr. and Ann Dunham Obama when Barack Obama Jr. was yet a baby.

"Maybe I'm the only one in the country that could look you right in the eye and tell you, 'I was here when the baby was born,'" Abercrombie told the Chicago Tribune in an attempt to provide personal testimony to buttress the argument Obama was born in Hawaii as he has long claimed.

Abercrombie was a graduate teaching assistant in sociology at the University of Hawaii when Barack Obama Sr. arrived in 1959 from Kenya to enroll as the first African-born student in the university's history.

The problem with Abercrombie’s testimony is that Barack Obama Sr. and his wife, Ann Dunham, did not live together as man and wife with their baby son as Abercrombie claims to have witnessed.

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Wild Thing's comment.......

Abercrombie has really stepped into it. All the good governor need do is to request that the party (Obama) with a tangible interest in Obama's vital records authorize their release to a neutral third party (anybody other than!) for public dissemination.

Abercrombie is a member of the Democratic Socialist of America, which he publicly denies. It seems to be a good far leftie one has to be a LIAR in their DNA.

Nis name is right there on the list:
House Members Hon. Neil Abercrombie (HI-01)

LOL I wonder if someone told the Hawaii gov. to shut up. It’s funny how his friends are doing more to stoke this than the entire birther movement.

He is clearly hiding something. Let’s just find out what.

Posted by Wild Thing at December 30, 2010 02:45 AM


He suddenly shut up? Interesting! Maybe, as the incoming governor, he was allowed access to information that Obama might not have been born in Hawaii? Or, maybe he spoke to Obama's grandmother in Kenya who insists she witnessed the birth in Kenya?

Posted by: BobF at December 30, 2010 07:35 AM

That picture makes for a good dart board, if you ask me!

Posted by: jan at December 30, 2010 08:45 AM

A commie sticking up for a commie. And lying to get a point across. Nothing new here.

Posted by: TomR,armed in Texas at December 30, 2010 10:10 AM

Abercrombie is a joke. Obama's thugs told him to drop it and thats what he is doing. Campaign pledge to democrats is nothing more than a vote getting ploy.

Posted by: Mark at December 30, 2010 04:30 PM

Bob, yes all of a sudden. I doubt it will last long, I took a little time to read about him and he is a big time far leftie, socialist communist.

Jan, LOL it does. hahahahahaha

Tom, exactly as I learned about this jerk he and obama are of the same mold.

Mark, I think you are right.

Posted by: Wild Thing at December 31, 2010 12:10 AM

The only documentation Hawaii has concerning O'Vomit is a "Certificate of Still Birth."

Posted by: Eddie (Enemy of the State) at December 31, 2010 09:34 AM