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Sarah Palin joins the call for Obama to release his original Hawai'i birth certificate
Huffington Post, Politico, Ben Smith, Jed Lewison continue to lie to the American people
Sarah Palin and Andy Martin are not "birthers"
National conference set for New York City
(NEW YORK)(December 4, 2009) Timing is everything. Earlier this week we formally announced the Second National Conference on Barack Obama's Missing Birth Certificate and school records. As if on cue, former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin endorsed our view that Obama should release his original birth certificate: http://www.dailykos.com/tv/w/002387/
Predictably, the mainstream media have launched attacks on Palin, using their same old lies about Barack Obama.
Ben Smith and Jed Lewison of Huffington Post (and Politico.com?) falsely claim that "FactCheck.org staffers have now seen, touched, examined and photographed the original birth certificate." That is a bald-faced lie:
FACT: Obama's ORIGINAL Hawai'i birth certificate has never been seen by FactCheck.Org or anyone else except possibly Dr. Chiyome Fukino of the State of Hawai'i Health Department. What Smith, Lewison and FactCheck.org saw is a laser print-out of information contained in a computer database. Nothing more. Why do these "journalists" keep lying to the public and claiming a print-out is a "copy?" Why? Whose cause are they really serving with their lies?
FACT: Neither Sarah Palin nor I are "birthers." "Birther" is a term that the bogus media have invented to disparage persons who make legitimate inquiries about Obama's origins in Hawai'i.
I have conducted on the scene scholarly research about Obama's roots in Hawai'i. Our new movie could be released as early as next week: "Obama: The Hawai'i Years."
What I have asked Hawai'i officials to do is produce their original "ribbon" copy of Obama's 1961 birth certificate. (For those of you not old enough to know what a "ribbon copy" is, ancient devices known as "typewriters" used "ribbons" to make impressions on paper. Cormac McCarthy's original 1963 typewriter is about to be auctioned as an antique. The original copy of a document, i.e. the one which the typewriter ribbon actually touched, was known as the "ribbon copy.")
Hawai'i officials have never released Obama's ribbon copy of his birth certificate, despite many demands, lawsuits, etc. I am continuing my litigation for access. Because I am currently a candidate for U. S. Senator [www.AndyforUSSenator.com], I was unable to actively pursue the litigation in August-November, but we are gearing up to go back to Hawai'i to pry loose the original, 1961 document once funds are available.
FactCheck.org does not claim that the bogus "original" they saw is in fact the 1961 document, or that their "document" is a photocopy of the original typewritten 1961 piece of paper. On its face the document purports to be nothing more than a database printout. Is this print-out a "legal" document? Yes, it is. But it is not a copy of Obama's original birth record.
What is the significance of the missing document? The laser-printed output contains significantly less birth information than the original typewritten 1961 certificate.
So where do Sarah Palin and I on the one hand, and "birthers" differ? I have never stated that Obama was born anywhere but Hawai'i; nor, to the best of my knowledge has Governor Palin. We just want to review the original 1961 Hawai'i document to see what information Obama has concealed. It is a perfectly reasonable request to examine the original document because, love him or hate him, Obama is a figure in American history and his original birth document is a historical archive.
"Birthers," on the other hand, have proffered wild claims that Obama was born in Kenya, or elsewhere. I have looked into these accusations and found no evidence to support them. No one has ever produced any credible or legally admissible evidence to sustain these claims. Bogus media, however like to clump everyone who wants access to Obama's Hawai'i records as a "birther," so they can tar and feather us with the antics of kooks such as Orly Taitz, Phil Berg and similar bunkum artists.
There is absolutely no connection between demands that Obama authorize release of what he claims is his original 1961 document and the entirely separate "birther" movement.
QUESTION: If Obama has nothing to hide, why is he still hiding the 1961 original? All he has to do is call Fukino and say "release it."
Finally, I am gratified that both in her bestselling book and in her comments this week, Governor Palin has endorsed my efforts in 2008 to lay the unpleasant truths about Barack Obama before the American people:
After taking advantage of my expertise, Fox News owner Rupert Murdoch attacked me without any basis to do so, in a mendacious attempt to grovel before Obama & Co. Murdoch has never apologized for his malignant behavior. But I have been vindicated by history.
My Fox news comments clearly predicted where Obama would lead this nation, and my appearance on Hannity's America became the single-most controversial TV moment in the entire 2008 presidential campaign, precisely because I "connected the dots" about Obama for a national TV audience.
Due to a seasonal lull in politics, on December 17th I will be heading to New York to prepare for the National Conference on Obama December 18-19th. Please go to our blog to register:
Thank you Governor Palin for once again speaking truth to power.
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