Did you know the White House has a blog? Of course it does. And on that blog, White House Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer writes:
In 2008, in response to media inquiries, the President’s campaign requested his birth certificate from the state of Hawaii. The state sent the campaign the President’s birth certificate, the same legal documentation provided to all Hawaiians as proof of birth in state, and the campaign immediately posted it on the internet. That birth certificate can be seen here (PDF).
When any citizen born in Hawaii requests their birth certificate, they receive exactly what the President received. In fact, the document posted on the campaign website is what Hawaiians use to get a driver’s license from the state and the document recognized by the Federal Government and the courts for all legal purposes. That’s because it is the birth certificate. This is not and should not be an open question…
At a time of great consequence for this country – when we should be debating how we win the future, reduce our deficit, deal with high gas prices, and bring stability to the Middle East, Washington, DC, was once again distracted by a fake issue. The President’s hope is that with this step, we can move on to debating the bigger issues that matter to the American people and the future of the country.
Sure, like how Paul Ryan is the Devil. Or is it somebody else this week? Trump, I guess. Once again, the Obama White House is rising above politics! Funny stuff.
Anyway, click the link to see the long form birth certificate, if that’s the sort of thing that interests you. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: the strongest proof that Obama really is a natural-born U.S. citizen is that right now we’re not talking about President Hillary Clinton.
P.S. That said, I maintain that Birthers are not equivalent to Truthers. A conspiracy theory about a piece of paper that pertains to a Constitutional issue is not the same thing as a conspiracy theory about a mass murder. Sorry, it’s just not.
P.P.S. Jonathan Strong asks, “Dear Mr. President: What took you so long?”
P.P.P.S. DaTechGuy asks: What about the people who’ve been insisting Obama released his birth certificate a long time ago?
P.P.P.P.S. Now people are saying Obama’s birth certificate is fake because when you open the PDF file in Adobe Illustrator, it has multiple layers. Whereas a scanned document would be just one layer. I’m waiting to see what Dan Rather says.
P.P.P.P.P.S. Jonathan Strong again with the headline of the day: Obama: I don’t have time for ’silliness’ – I’m late for Oprah
P.P.P.P.P.P.S. NRO on the layers deal: “It’s likely that whoever scanned the birth certificate in Hawaii forgot to turn off the OCR setting on the scanner.”