Can we please now put the birth certificate thing to bed?

The State of Hawaii says he was born there.

The state’s Department of Health director on Friday released a statement verifying the legitimacy of Sen. Barack Obama birth certificate. The state has received multiple requests for a copy of Obama’s birth certificate. State law does not allow officials to release the birth certificate of a person to someone outside of the family.

I understand that many here have posited that Senator Obama’s birth certificate was fake and that he was not born in the United States. Doubtless this will not convince everyone. That being said, we’ve now got an official statement from the State of Hawaii that he was, in fact, born there.

Anyone satisfied?

This shouldn’t be a partisan issue. This is a question of objective fact. Either Barack Obama was born in Hawaii or he wasn’t. At this point anyone who chooses to believe he wasn’t is doing so in the face of multiple sources that either suggest or outright assert he was born there. A person is entitled to their own opinion, surely, but not their own set of facts.